A 25-year-old Mendota woman died early Tuesday in a suspected drunken-driving collision south of Mendota, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The Fresno County Coroner's Office on Wednesday identified the woman killed as 25-year-old Rachelle Ramos.
Jacqueline Lopez, 25, suffered minor injuries in the single-vehicle crash and was treated at a Fresno hospital before she was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony drunken driving, the CHP said.
The CHP said Lopez was driving west on Highway 180, west of Panoche Road, in a gray 2009 Toyota Corolla "at a high rate of speed." She failed to negotiate the curve and her car left the roadway, flipping numerous times, the CHP said.
Ramos, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. She died at the scene.
2 held after chase from Courthouse Park
A short foot chase in downtown Fresno on Wednesday afternoon ended with two arrested after Fresno County sheriff's deputies spotted what they believed to be a drug transaction taking place around Courthouse Park.
When approached, two young men ran several blocks down M Street until deputies caught them in front of Hope Now For Youth, near Stanislaus Street, about 2:30 p.m., said deputy Jeff Dodd.
Both men will be booked into Fresno County Jail for resisting arrest, and one will also be booked for possessing marijuana for sale, Dodd said, after several large bags of marijuana were found in the man's possession.