Yet another life was claimed by driving under the influence on the west coast. This past weekend an intoxicated driver died while on a public road. The accident occurred in Fresno, California on Highway 180 east of Grantland Avenue in Fresno County. The driver, Luis Alvarado was driving his 1994 Pontiac Grand Am at about 70 miles per hour on Saturday Evening.

According to California Highway Patrol officials, the 31-year-old driver was exhibiting severe signs of intoxicated driving by driving erratically between lanes and crossing lines, according to an eye witness. Alvardo’s car was weaving and crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Carvell McCalister, 27, of Kerman. McCalister’s vehicle had three passengers inside, including two young children. McCallister and his front seat passenger suffered minor injuries, and were immediately rushed to Community Regional Medical Center.

Luis Alvardo’s vehicle also contained an adult female, as well as a 3-year-old child. Officers said two other people in Alvarado’s car suffered major injuries. They were identified as Bertha Castellanos, 35, of Fresno, and Robert Ramirez, 5, of Mendota. Luis Alvarado’s vehicle took the brunt of the impact, although he was wearing his seat belt, and his airbag deployed, Alvarado died at the scene.  The officers said they believed the victim had been drinking and that that was a factor in the collision.

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