Pinay dies in collision after marking 10th year in US

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Nov 09 2017 12:03 PM

A 21-year old Filipina was killed by a suspected drunk driver Sunday night, after celebrating her 10th anniversary of immigrating to America with her family.

Reports say Sonoma State University student Paulette Quiba was killed in a head-on collision while on her way home to Rohnert Park.

The crash happened 45 minutes after Quiba said goodbye to her family at a Concord restaurant where they were celebrating.

California Highway Patrol officers arrested 35-year old Santa Rosa man Logologoa Taumaloto Tevaseu on suspicion of murder and two drunk driving charges.

Tevasue had a previous drunk driving conviction in 2012.

Three other people were hurt in the collision that killed Quibo. They were taken to a nearby hospital with minor and moderate injuries. 

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