Man Killed in DUI Accident on Highway 140 Near Sultana Drive

Guillermo Cortez and Dezhia Lane Injured in Atwater Crash; Tristan Shelton Arrested

Fatal Car Crash, Fatal Accident, Fatal Car Accident

Atwater, CA (May 4, 2019) – A man was killed and two others were injured in a DUI crash in Atwater. The fatal accident occurred don the morning of May 4 on Highway 140 near Sultana Drive

A Ford Focus had rolled over on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 140. The driver has lost control, with the Ford rolling over multiple times.

The driver, Tristan Shelton, 19, of Merced, was walking away from the accident scene when police officers arrived. There were three other passengers inside the Ford. Dezhia Lane, 19, of Los Banos, and Guillermo Cortez, 18, of Atwater, suffered minor injuries. An unidentified 20-year-old man from Winton was killed in the crash.

Shelton was arrested and taken to a local hospital to receive medical clearance. He was then booked into the Merced County Jail for DUI and hit and run, both felonies.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.

Nadrich & Cohen is an active donor and supporter of several local MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) chapters throughout California.


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