Woman accused of causing fatal head-on crash in El Cajon to be in court

EL CAJON (KUSI) — A preliminary hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a woman accused of causing an alcohol-related, head-on collision in El Cajon that killed a passenger in her car. 

Tania Molinar, 22, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or higher with injury. She faces 11 years and eight months in prison if convicted.

Police said Molinar was behind the wheel of a southbound silver Mazda sedan about 4:15 a.m. on May 5 when she allowed the car to drift into oncoming traffic on Avocado Boulevard, where it collided with a Ford Ranger near Horizon Hills Drive. 

David Sarabia-Lopez, 29, died at the scene.    

Both Molinar and the driver of the Ford Ranger were taken to hospitals to be treated for moderate injuries, police said. 

Following the preliminary hearing, a judge will decide whether enough evidence was presented for Molinar to stand trial.

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