The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On January 16, 2022, at 2352 hours, Murphy was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, westbound on SR-20 east of Lake Street. As Murphy was driving she allowed her vehicle to travel to the right from the main traveled portion of the roadway. As a result, the Volkswagen collided into the rear of a Ram 5500 utility type truck parked alongside the roadway. Murphy’s front right passenger suffered major injuries from the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by fire department personnel. Murphy was arrested for driving under the influence alcohol at the time of the collision, and causing the death of her passenger.