2 dead, 1 arrested for DUI after crash near Chowchilla | abc30.com

Two people are dead after a crash north of Chowchilla on Friday, the California Highway Patrol has confirmed. The crash was reported shortly before 5 p.m. on northbound Highway 99’s Avenue 27 off-ramp.

Officers say a man driving a pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the fatal crash. They say there are reports that the 65-year-old driver was seen leaving a bar. Investigators believe the truck was involved in a hit-and-run crash, then went through the median, went airborne and crashed into another truck while exiting the highway.

Two people in that second truck — a man and woman in their 20s from Merced — were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.

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