Drugs And Alcohol May Have Been Factor In Thursday's Deadly Crash
FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) —
There is new information on that bad crash at Manning and Fowler that killed two on Thursday.
The California Highway Patrol says one of the dead is a 14-year-old Selma boy.
CHP is also reporting drugs and/or alcohol may be involved.
Officers say the big rig driver, 38-year-old Alonso Hernandez of Los Angeles, tried to run away after the crash.
Hernandez was hauling produce and said he didn't see the car stopped at the sign.
He slammed into the car, carrying four people, pushing it through the intersection and into a power pole.
CHP says Hernandez did not stop and hit another big rig.
After the truck came to a stop, Hernandez got out and ran away on foot but was caught by a Fresno County sheriff's deputy.
Hernandez was transported to Community Medical Center with minor injuries and then arrested for felony hit and run.
An adult male in the car was also killed in the crash.
Two others in the car were transported to Community Regional Medical Center; one with minor injuries and one with major injuries.
The other big rig driver suffered minor injuries.