Two people were injured Thursday evening after one person’s vehicle crossed into the opposing lane and two vehicles collided near Millerton Lake.
The California Highway Patrol reported that driver Jose M. Santos, 32, of Merced, was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. He had been driving east on Millerton Road near Winchell Cove Road when the crash occurred just before 7 p.m.
Santos was transported to Community Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. The other driver – a 71-year-old Fresno woman – suffered major injuries.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, and it wasn’t immediately clear whose vehicle crossed the center line to cause the collision, the CHP said.