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CHP: Driver arrested after passenger killed in crash

SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES
One person is dead around 5:15 p.m. Friday after a Honda Civic hit a tree in an almond orchard at Plainsburg Road and Mariposa Way, south of Planada, according to the California Highway Patrol. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and is being treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Medical Center Merced, said CHP spokesman Shane Ferreira.
april 10, 2009
SUN-STAR PHOTO BY LISA JAMES One person is dead around 5:15 p.m. Friday after a Honda Civic hit a tree in an almond orchard at Plainsburg Road and Mariposa Way, south of Planada, according to the California Highway Patrol. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and is being treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Medical Center Merced, said CHP spokesman Shane Ferreira. april 10, 2009 Merced Sun-Star

One person is dead after a vehicle hit a tree at Plainsburg Road and Mariposa Way, south of Planada, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., a Honda Civic traveling southbound on Plainsburg drove off the roadway and hit a tree in an orchard. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and is being treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Medical Center Merced, according to CHP spokesman Shane Ferreira.



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