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Driver arrested in deadly Oceanside crash had suspended license, DMV records show

Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 06, 2019

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) — The three woman involved in a deadly North County crash this week have been identified, as we learn new details of the driver arrested following the wreck.

Petra Arango, 40, of Oceanside; Rufina Rodriguez, 74, of Fallbrook; and 56-year-old Eloina Arango, of Mexico, were identified as the victims in Tuesday's horrific crash, according to San Diego County's medical examiner and Oceanside Police.

The crash occurred just after 1 p.m. Tuesday when a Toyota Tacoma traveling southbound on S. Coast Highway failed to stop at a red light and collided with the family's Mazda at Oceanside Blvd., police said.

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A 13-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured. Police added Aquilino Arango Ojeda, 82, of Fallbrook; and 43-year-old Rey David Velasco Herrera, of Oceanside, were in the front seats of the vehicle and also seriously injured.

The young girl and Arango Ojeda were released from the hospital Wednesday, police said.

The 19-year-old man driving the Tacoma, identified as Mason Fish, was not injured but later arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, police say.

Fish graduated from El Camino High School in 2017, the school district confirmed to 10News.

According to DMV records, Fish's driver's license was listed as suspended or revoked on Jan. 26, 2019. Records also showed Fish had been involved in three prior crashes on Dec. 23, 2017; Jan. 25, 2018; and Sept. 5, 2018.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Oceanside Police Accident Investigator David Paul at 760-435-4431.

A GoFundMe is set up to help the family with their funeral and medical expenses. If you would like to donate click here.