The accident involving two vehicles took place around 8:30 p.m., east of San Benito Avenue.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 34-year-old Narciso Lopez Mejia was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi when he swerved into the opposing lane of Highway 180 and struck a 2010 Nissan head-on.
A passenger in the Nissan identified as Ildo Alberto Correia, 58, of San Jose, was tragically killed following the crash.
The driver of the Nissan was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with injuries described as moderate.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that Mejia was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the wreck. He subsequently fled after the collision.
The Mendota man was later found and arrested. He was unharmed.
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers rest with the family members and friends of the victims involved in this tragedy.
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