1 Dead, 5 Injured In Suspected DUI Crash Near Fresno

The Sacramento Bee reports that a 27-year-old motorist suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol is among five people injured in a two-vehicle crash that has left one person dead.

According to a statement issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the fatal crash happened just after 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, when the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord crossed the center line and veered into the path of an oncoming 2017 Acura near Kerman, located just west of Fresno.

Despite all life-saving efforts on the part of emergency responders, the 21-year-old woman from Mendota who was the driver of the Acura died at the crash scene.  

All four passengers in the Acura were injured in the accident. Three suffered major injuries and were hospitalized, while the fourth passenger sustained only minor injuries.

The driver of the Honda was the sole occupant of the vehicle. They were arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after being treated for injuries at an area hospital.

The roadway was closed for several hours while the scene was investigated.  It reopened early Sunday morning. 

The crash is currently under investigation. No further information was released at the time of the report. 

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