Oscar Pelayo, 18, Dead
CERES, California (April 1, 2016) – According to Merced Sun-Star, a fatal DUI crash was reported on Taylor Road, east of Crows Landing Road Thursday night. (map)
California Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Ceres resident Jose Luis Esquivel was driving a Honda at high a rate of speed east on Taylor Road at about 11 p.m. when he struck a crest in the road and became airborne.
The Honda landed and its front right tire blew, causing Esquivel to lose control of the car. The vehicle then overturned onto its roof north and rolled down a canal bank where it landed on its wheels in about two feet of water.
As per the article, the passenger, 18-year-old Ceres resident Oscar Pelayo, was ejected from the Honda, landing on the canal bank.
Both were rushed to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, where Pelayo died. Esquivel sustained minor scrapes and bruises,
The teen driver was determined to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and DUI.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members and friends of Oscar Pelayo as they search for peace and comfort.
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