Tragic accident that occurred on Saturday, March 27 at around 11:10 PM in Nipomo, California. 44-year-old Jose Cruz was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 101. Suspected drunk driver 24-year-old Ernesto Herrera was traveling south in the northbound lane when his Chevy Tahoe struck Cruz’s Honda. Mr. Herrera fled the scene on foot and was charged with suspicion of DUI and hit and run. A passenger in the Honda was transported to Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria where he sadly later died. Mr. Cruz was transported to the hospital for treatment of major injuries. We send our thoughts and prayers to the victim.
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