UPDATE: Driver arrested for DUI after deadly 3-vehicle crash in southeast Fresno

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Monday, February 18, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno police have arrested one person after a fatal crash on Sunday evening involving three vehicles in southeast Fresno.

The collision happened at around 6:50 p.m. on Chestnut Avenue, just south of Church.

Officers tell Action News that a car carrying five people overturned. Four of the people inside the car are family members (mother, father, boy and girl).

Authorities tell us a family friend inside the overturned vehicle died from the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two children were taken to Valley Children's hospital for examination, and two adults were transported to Community Regional Medical Center.

According to the driver of the overturned vehicle, they were driving northbound on Chestnut when they were struck from behind by another car.

The vehicle that struck them veered into the southbound lanes, hitting another car occupied by two grandparents and a 10-year-old child. Officials tell us they were not injured.

The driver was arrested for felony DUI.