Teenager arrested on multiple charges following crash in Cameron that injured two

Israel Mariano booking photo (Courtesy Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail

A teenager from Independence was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an accident in Cameron that injured him and his passenger.

The passenger, 20-year-old Naomi Mariano of Independence, was seriously injured and taken by EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The driver, 18-year-old Israel Mariano of Independence, received minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital in Cameron.

The car was westbound on Grand Avenue when it allegedly failed to yield to an emergency vehicle, traveled north through a ditch, across the eastbound lanes of Highway 36 then went into the median where it struck a highway sign. The car continued north, crossed the westbound lanes, and struck an embankment.

The car was demolished and both occupants were using seat belts.

The Highway Patrol accused Israel Mariano of driving while intoxicated causing serious physical injury, felony resisting arrest, and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident. Mariano was also accused of failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, having no valid operator’s license, and speeding. He was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

(Photo Courtesy Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail