Two Pronounced Dead after Single-Vehicle DUI Collision near Cypress Road

MERCED, CA (June 3, 2022) – Wednesday afternoon, Jesus Garcia was involved in a fatal DUI crash on Highway 33 that left two others dead.

Police responded to the scene around 4:00 p.m., near Cypress Road on June 1st.

According to reports, Garcia was driving a 2004 Hyundai south when he lost control and crashed into a power pole. As a result, the car became engulfed in flames.

Two people failed to get out of the car and died inside. However, Garcia managed to exit the fiery vehicle.

Paramedics rushed Garcia to a local hospital before he was taken into custody shortly after. He will be taken to Merced County Jail with charges of gross vehicular manslaughter due to DUI causing death.

At this time, authorities have not released the identities of the deceased victims.

The team at Sweet James offers their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

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