Victims Identified in Fatal Forklift Crash

Forklift Driver Accused of Felony DUI in Fatal Crash

POSTED: 01:45 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 10:14 PM PDT Aug 30, 2013 
Daniel Castillo

A Santa Maria man faces manslaughter and other charges stemming from a collision Thursday on Philbric Road near Betteravia. 

37-year-old Daniel Castillo was driving a forklift that slammed into a Honda Civic with four people inside.

Castillo was southbound on the forklift and attempted to make a left turn into an agricultural field when he struck the left side of the northbound Civic, driving it into a nearby drainage ditch.

The driver of the Civic, Adolfo Carrasco, and a passenger in the left rear seat, Casilda Diaz Pozos, were declared dead at the scene.

Two other passengers, Mayte Carrasco and Celiset Pozos, were injured.  One was taken by helicopter to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.  The other went by ambulance to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. 

Castillo was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of felony manslaughter and DUI.

NewsChannel 3 media partner contributed to this report.

Slideshow: Two Die in Forklift vs Car Accident

POSTED: 01:46 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 04:48 PM PDT Aug 29, 2013 
All Involved Hurt in Santa Maria Accident
Two Die in Forklift vs Car Crash
1 / 4

Two Die in Forklift vs Car Crash