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Mendota DUI Vehicle Collision Ends Fatally on Highway 180; Victim Identified

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, a drunk driving crash ended in fatality, in Fresno County.  The victim has been identified in the car collision that took place south of Mendota, on Highway 180.

Alberto Correia, 58, of San Jose, was a passenger in a 2010 Nissan on State Route 180.  Near San Benito Avenue, Narciso Lopez Mejia, who was driving a Mitsubishi while intoxicated, drove into the opposite lane of traffic on the highway.

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The two vehicles collided head-on.

Mejia then attempted to flee on foot, but was soon found and arrested.

Correia died at the scene.

The driver and another passenger in the Nissan sustained moderate injuries.  They were transported to Community Regional Medical Center, for treatment.

Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier. Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries. Our condolences go out to the families in this collision. Please let us help you. Reach us online, or call me at 559-713-0159.

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