On April 24 Andres Lopez was seriously injured in a suspected dui accident on Highway 99 in Merced. Lopez was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Virgilio Perez Cruz when the accident happened. Reportedly Cruz was driving southbound on Highway 99 near 16th Street in Merced at about 70 mph when he abruptly turned left and hit the guard rail. Lopez, who was not wearing a seat belt was ejected out the rear window of the vehicle. Lopez was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto and Cruz was arrested on felony DUI charges. www.nelsonrozier.com 

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