DUI Crash In Tulare Co. Leaves 1 Dead, CHP Says

The California Highway Patrol says it is investigating a deadly DUI-related crash in the South Valley.

The accident was reported around 3:30 a.m. Monday on SR-216, just north of El Rio Drive, near Ivanhoe.

CHP officers say 36-year-old Rodrigo Lopez was under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he drove his Chevy truck into the opposite lane and crashed into a Toyota truck being driven by a 56-year-old man.

The driver of the Toyota was killed.

Lopez was badly hurt. He was taken to a Fresno hospital where he was arrested.

Investigators have not yet released the name of the man who was killed.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Visalia Area CHP Office at (559) 734-6767.