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12-28-2017, 11:20 AM

College student from San Pedro clinging to life after suspected drunken driver crashes into Uber car


UPDATED: December 28, 2017 at 9:21 am

Family and friends of a 21-year-old San Pedro college student kept vigil at her hospital bedside Wednesday, praying, speaking to her and playing music in the hope she will awaken and recover from serious brain injuries caused by a suspected drunken driver.

Ashley Elizabeth Murray remained unconscious in the intensive care unit at County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, five days after a Carson man allegedly driving under the influence ran a red light in Redondo Beach and plowed into the Uber car she was riding in with a male companion.


The suspected drunken driver, Jossy Patrick Avalos, 24, suffered a sore wrist in the Dec. 22 crash, authorities said. Avalos appeared Wednesday in Torrance Superior Court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges that could send him to prison for up to 14 years. Prosecutors charged him with felony counts of driving under the influence causing great bodily injury, and driving with a blood-alcohol level at or above the legal limit of 0.08 and causing great bodily injury. He also was charged with a misdemeanor count of hit-and-run causing property damage.

California Department of Motor Vehicles records show the agency suspended Avalosí driverís license on Nov. 17 for failing to appear in court on a traffic violation. Records show he had repeatedly failed to go to court following tickets for lacking insurance, making an unsafe lane change and speeding.