Paula Napoli  has been identified by authorities as the deceased in an alleged DUI collision that took place in Pauma Valley on January 2. Ms. Napoli, a 43-year-old resident of Winchester, was driving in an Infiniti sedan on Highway 76 just prior to 10:30 p.m when the vehicle was struck by a Toyota Prius allegedly driven by Alyssa Thielemann, a 23-year-old resident of Temecula. The Prius had allegedly driven over double-yellow-lines and into the opposing traffic, resulting in a deadly head-on collision. Ms. Napoli had to be removed from her vehicle by first responders who later took her to the Pala Fire Station, where she died from her injuries. A passenger in the Infinite, described as a 44-year-old female resident of Simi Valley, and Ms. Thielemann were both taken to the hospital with less serious injuries. The 23-year-old woman has since been arraigned on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI and has entered a not guilty plea with bail set at $500,000.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this very difficult time.

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