DUI suspected in fatal Dos Palos crash
08/29/2014 4:16 PM
09/01/2014 12:16 AM
DOS PALOS -- A driver was killed and two passengers received major injuries Tuesday evening in a solo vehicle crash on Center Avenue north of Ione Street, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The name of the driver has not been released. The passengers were identified as Andrew Wagner, 24, and Mark Solis, 26, both from Dos Palos.
In a news release, CHP cited “alcohol intoxication” as a suspected factor in the crash, reported at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The occupants were traveling in a 2000 Honda Civic at a high rate of speed, going northbound on Center Avenue. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which overturned on the west shoulder of Center Avenue.
None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car as it overturned, according to CHP.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the passengers were flown to hospitals in Modesto.
The crash remains under investigation.
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