Drinking and driving is a serious and deadly crime. Even a small amount of alcohol in your system can lead to harmful situations. On Monday, June 29th 2020, a woman identified as Kenia Rodriguez made the dangerous decision to drive while intoxicated and caused a fatal accident.
The collision occurred around 2:30 a.m. along Highway 180. Rodriguez was traveling eastbound in a 2000 Toyota when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a pedestrian walking on the shoulder of the highway. Instead of stopping to check on the victim, Rodriguez continued speeding down the highway.
Unfortunately, the crash was fatal. The victim identified as Heather Martinez, 42, of Fresno, sustained critical injuries that could not be medically treated. Emergency medical personnel pronounced her dead shortly after the incident.
Rodriguez was later apprehended and found to be impaired by a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy who stopped the Toyota near the scene. Officers arrested her on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and a hit-and-run.
Rodriguez is currently booked at the Fresno County Jail while authorities further investigate the fatal crash.