Three sisters killed by drunk driver in Del Rey

DEL RAY, Calif.

Josephine Contreras of San Jose, 72, was killed in the crash. Her sisters, 73-year-old Jennie Monreal and 70-year-old Delores Rodriguez also died. Their younger sister, 67-year-old Betty Rodriguez, survived.

The accident happened in Del Rey, about 20 minutes south of Fresno. Investigators say the women were driving home from a casino Saturday night when a man in a minivan crashed into them, killing the three sisters.

Those who know the family say the sisters were inseparable. "Sisters that loved each other a lot and I know that Betty is going to be hurt. Like I said, not only her, the community," said Del Rey resident Tony Nicacio.

Betty remained at a hospital Monday in fair condition.

The suspected drunk driver, a 56-year-old man, is in the hospital with major injuries.

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