On Saturday June 27th, a 25-year-old man died after he was ejected from his car following an alleged DUI hit-and-run. The driver, identified as Jesus Gonzalez, had four other passengers in his vehicle—three minors and one young adult.
According to the authorities’ investigation, Gonzalez was speeding down a curve before he lost control of his vehicle. Due to his delayed reaction time and impaired coordination, he swerved haphazardly from the northbound lane into the southbound lane. Somehow, during this action, his vehicle flipped and landed on its roof.
Gonzalez did not have on his seat belt at the time of the crash and was thrown out of the car upon impact. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. The four surviving passengers were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
Although only Gonzalez’s vehicle was present at the scene, officers determined that another car played a role in the crash. Investigators believed that, at some point, the two cars bumped into one another. An unlicensed Rosalio Galindo Jr. later returned to the scene of the crash and identified himself as the other driver involved in the fatal crash. Officers believe that alcohol may be a factor.
Consequently, authorities arrested Galindo Jr. He is now facing felony hit-and-run charges while the investigation continues.