Two dead and 1-year-old child critically injured in Madera County crash

Two dead and 1-year-old child critically injured in Madera County crash

UPDATE: The driver of a 1993 Acuar Legend has been identified as 45-year-old A. Martinez of Fresno.

CHP says Martinez was traveling eastbound on Avenue 9 when for some reason he drifted over the center line and crashed head-on into a 2001 Suzuki Gran Vitara.

The man driving the Suzuki and the woman in the front passenger were not wearing seat belts and both died at the scene.

The 1-year-old child that was in the back of the Suzuki remains in critical condition as of Friday afternoon, according to Valley Children's Hospital.

Mr. Martinez was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries.

CHP says Mr. Martinez was suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol and was placed under arrest for felony DUI causing injury and death.


A 1-year-old is critically injured and two people are dead after a car crash in Madera County.

Around 6:00 p.m., a man driving a sedan crossed over the center line and slammed into an SUV.

CHP says two people who were in the front seat of the SUV were killed in the crash. Neither of them were wearing seat belts.

A one year old was critically injured and taken to Valley Children's Hospital.

California Highway Patrol says the driver is suspected to be under the influence of marijuana and alcohol. Investigators also say it's not clear if the 1-year-old's safety seat was properly secured in the SUV.

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