February 21, 2015- A drunk driving accident killed two people in northeast Fresno. The car collision occurred on Saturday, at about 9:20 PM.
Hector Castillo-Pichardo was driving a north on Friant Road in a silver pickup truck. He ran a red light at Copper River Drive, and smashed into a white Acura Sport Utility Vehicle, driven by Molly Griffin, 23 years old. The SUV had been turning left on a green light, onto Friant Rd.
Molly Griffin died at the scene of the collision.
Oscar Felix, a passenger in Pichardo’s truck, suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
Three other victims, including a 23 year old Fresno woman, who was a passenger in the Acura, sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital. The female passenger is still reported to be in critical condition.
Castillo-Pichardo received minor injuries. He was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.