Fatal South Valley Crash on HWY 99

February 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Highway 99 is open again after a fatal crash the CHP said was caused by a drunk driver.It happened near Avenue 76 and Earlimart just after 2:30am Monday morning. The highway had to be shut down for nearly 2 hours.

The CHP said a drunk driver was going the wrong way in the southbound lanes and hit a jeep with three people inside.

One of the passengers inside the jeep died. The other two were taken to a hospital with major injuries.

The wrong-way driver was not seriously hurt. He's now in the hospital and under police custody.

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