On Saturday, May 13, 2017, a DUI vehicle accident killed one, in Tulare. The hit-and-run car crash occurred on Highway 99, south of Visalia, at around 12:30-1:30 AM.
Jesus Suazo, of Pixley, was driving a 2008 Ford automobile with a 27-year-old San Diego woman in the passenger seat, on southbound Highway 99. The CHP reported that Suazo was driving while intoxicated.
The driver lost control of the vehicle, near Avenue 200, after it drifted off the shoulder of the freeway. The Ford drove through a fence and smashed into some farm equipment.
The female passenger was thrown from the car. She was pronounced dead a the scene of the collision.
Suazo tried to run away after the crash, but he was apprehended. He sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.