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Intoxicated Driver Causes Fatality While Driving Wrong Way on I-5

August 30, 2011- An intoxicated man drives his car the wrong way on I-5, north of Hwy 41, killing one person and injuring three others, early Tuesday morning.

The Highway Patrol has reported that the San Francisco man was driving a 2001 Volkswagen south on the northbound lanes, while under the influence, just south of Lassen Avenue.

Charles Snyder, of Moreno Valley, was headed north in his 2002 Ford Explorer, with three other passengers. The intoxicated man collided head-on with Snyder’s vehicle. The right front female passenger, in the Ford, was killed when the vehicles collided.

Snyder complained of pain in his right leg. His other two passengers, April Murphy, of Moreno Valley, and Donnell Watts, of Riverside, were also hurt. Murphy suffered a severed liver, fractured hip, and cuts to her face. While Watts, complained of pain in his neck.

The drunk driver fractured his neck, right hand, and several ribs.

All injured parties were taken to the local hospital.

Please call John Rozier, Attorney at Law, if you need representation for this case. Our firm is located in Visalia, south of Fresno. 559-713-0159