Father charged with murder after 5-year-old daughter dies in DUI accident

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A California man is facing murder charges after his 5-year-old daughter died when he allegedly crashed his car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Another child was injured when Ernesto Avalos, 28, drove into a light pole outside San Bernardino Sunday, according to People Magazine.

Avalos is charged with murder, two felony counts of child endangerment and a felony DUI, the magazine reported.

A GoFundMe campaign created by family members paid tribute to his daughter, Alexa Avalos.

According to the police, Ernesto Avalos was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

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According to the police, Ernesto Avalos was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

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“The memories will remain, however nothing can take the place of Alexa in our life,” her uncle, Timothy Fisher, wrote on the page. “This more so concerns my dearest youngest sister Stephanie who has lost her one and only daughter. Her pain is known only to her. I can’t fathom the agony she is experiencing.”

The deadly accident happened when the car Avalos was driving crossed the center median and collided with an electrical pole in Colton, People reported.

Avalos was reportedly already facing a DUI charge at the time of the crash, and is being held without bail, according to the report.

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