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Stuart Elder Arrested For Suspected Fatal DUI Crash

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Authorities are continuing to investigate a crash in the Pebble Beach area on Sunday evening in which two women were killed and a third injured when a suspected drunken driver let his car drift into oncoming traffic. Stuart Elder, 30, of Pacific Grove, was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving and vehicular manslaughter after the accident, which happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Sloat Road near Bird Rock Road, California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Robert Lehman said. Elder was driving a 2009 Cadillac Escalade south on Sloat when he veered to the northbound side of the road and crashed head-on into a 2005 Ford Freestyle SUV, Lehman said.

The two occupants of the Ford, women ages 65 and 72, died at the scene, Lehman said. Elder suffered minor injuries, and a passenger in his vehicle, a 20-year-old woman, was flown to Stanford Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, Lehman said. Officers are still trying to locate relatives of the two women killed before releasing their names, Lehman said. Elder was booked into the Monterey County Jail in Salinas.

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