Atwater Man Dies, Candice McCarty Hospitalized in DUI Crash on Walnut Avenue
Merced County, CA (December 1, 2020) – On Sunday, a 33-year-old Atwater man died, while 34-year-old Candice McCarty, 34, of Winton was injured in a DUI crash on Walnut Avenue and Central Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the DUI accident scene at about 9 P.M.
23-year-old Jose Guizar Jr. of Winton was the driver of a 2008 Lexus IS 350 traveling eastbound on Walnut Avenue approaching Central Avenue.
For unidentified reasons, he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the oncoming lane.
As a result, his vehicle crashed head-on with a 2001 Honda Civic traveling westbound on Walnut Avenue.
Then, shortly after the crash, the Honda’s engine compartment started a fire.
Fortunately, witnesses were able to pull McCarty, the right front passenger, from the Honda.
The authorities pronounced the Honda driver, the Atwater man, dead at the scene. Police withheld the deceased’s identity pending notification of family.
Meanwhile, fire personnel pulled Jose Guizar Jr from his vehicle.
Emergency responders rushed Guizar and McCarthy to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto by ambulance with major injuries.
Furthermore, investigation of the Walnut Avenue crash determined Guizar to be under the influence.
Authorities arrested Guizar on suspicion of felony DUI prior to releasing him to the care of medical personnel.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
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