Royal Santos Arrested after Merced DUI Car Crash near Gracey Elementary School
Merced, California (July 10, 2021) – One person was seriously injured in a suspected DUI car crash in Merced on Friday, July 9.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred near Gracey Elementary School.
Two vehicles are reported to have collided in the area in unclear circumstances. The impact of the crash caused one of the cars to overturn onto its roof.
Woman Injured in Merced Car Accident near Gracey Elementary School
A woman in one of the vehicles suffered traumatic injuries and was taken to the ER.
The driver of the overturned vehicle, 20-year-old Royal Santos, of Merced, fled the scene but was located in the 800 block of U Street.
Santos was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. He was later arrested on suspicion of DUI and felony hit and run, according to the CHP.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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