STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A DUI suspect has been arrested after a violent crash that split a car in half and left 20-year-old Modesto man dead near Turlock.
California Highway Patrol says a driver was speeding up S. Walnut Road, approaching W. Harding Road around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. For some reason, the driver drifted to the right and crashed into a concrete barrier wall to the canal.READ MORE: Cooling Centers Open In Sacramento Region This Week
The car then rolled before finally coming to rest on its roof.
At this point, officers say another car came speeding down S. Walnut Road. It appears this driver, 45-year-old Hilmar resident Amy Cole, tried to brake suddenly. However, Cole’s car still crashed into the already damaged vehicle, ripping the other car in half.READ MORE: East Sacramento Neighborhood Power Turned Off For Maintenance Despite Hot Day
The driver of the first car was soon pronounced dead. His name has not been released at this point.MORE NEWS: Newsom Declares State Of Emergency, Grid Operator Urges Power Conservation For Second Day Amid High Heat
Officers have arrested Cole on suspicion of driving under the influence. She has been booked into jail and is facing felony charges of DUI causing great bodily injury.