Driver in double fatal crash on Pali Highway was drunk

Pali Highway Car Crash
Pali Highway Car Crash

New details have surfaced regarding the double fatal crash that happened on the Pali Highway earlier this month.

The City medical examiner confirms that the driver, 33-year-old Mark Garcia, had been driving drunk.

Garcia’s blood alcohol content was 0.123 — almost one-and-a-half times the legal limit of point 0.08.

Garcia died along with 13-year-old passenger Kamalani Kalama.

Garcia’s truck crashed into a tree just after midnight on May 5.

A 14-year-old girl survived the crash.


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