CHP: Kerman father of 6 dies in DUI crash

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif.

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/*Gerardo Herrera*/, 53, died at the scene after a Chevy Astro Van hit his Cavalier. His wife also suffered critical injuries. Herrera was taking his wife to work when the couple was struck.

Monday, the man who hired Herrera nearly 40 years ago to help on his ranch, says he became part of the family.

Jerry Steffen said, "He's just the most honest and reliable person you could ever meet, just a terrific man and a father, just a wonderful guy, and I'm really going to miss him."

The CHP says the drunk driver is 45-year-old /*Elidio Gonzalez*/. He's in the hospital being treated for injuries he received in the crash. After that, he will be booked in the Fresno County Jail.

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A bank account has been established to help Herrera's family with funeral expenses.

If you would like to help, donations can be made to Bank Of America account #0238175616 named "Funeral Expenses For Gerardo Herrera".

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