(KMJ) – The California Highway Patrol arrested a Madera man following a deadly crash on Highway 99 early Sunday morning.
Around 1 a.m., officers say 28-year old Joshua Eisen of Merced and an unidentified woman got out of their SUV on the 99 near the Clinton Avenue exit after it struck a concrete wall from sliding on the wet roadway. That’s when the CHP says a car driven by 22-year old Amado Ventura of Madera veered off the road. He struck and killed Eisen and seriously injured the woman. She was rushed to CRMC for treatment.
Ventura was booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of DUI causing death and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says his bail was set at $93,600.