1 Killed in Coalinga DUI Collision on Highway 198; Francisco Munoz Arrested
Coalinga, California – 28-year-old Francisco Munoz, of Los Angeles, was arrested following a Saturday afternoon DUI collision on Highway 198 that claimed the life of one person.
The California Highway Patrol said Munoz was driving a silver Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound on Highway 198 when he went out of control of his vehicle.
The Toyota then spun onto a dirt embankment and collided with it before it flipped and landed on its wheels on the embankment.
CHP said the accident was reported at around 4:10 p.m. on August 15.
A passenger sitting in the right-front seat sustained critical injuries in the crash and died while being rushed to the hospital.
The name of the deceased was not disclosed.
Munoz was arrested for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. He was booked into the Fresno County Jail.
Additional information regarding the crash was not provided.
The accident remains under investigation.
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