1 killed in DUI hit-and-run crash in Merced, suspect arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Merced police have made an arrest in a DUI hit-and-run crash that left one person dead on Saturday.

Officers say 22-year-old Luis Amezcua was driving under the influence when he ran through a stop sign and hit two cars.

One of them was knocked into a power pole.

It happened around 7:30 Saturday night in the area of V and 9th Streets and shut down that intersection for hours.

One passenger in Amezcua's vehicle died at the scene, and another suffered major injuries.

He was taken into custody for DUI, hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. No one else was seriously hurt in the crash.
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