A 1-year-old boy died Monday night in a Porterville-area traffic collision in which alcohol may have played a part, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash took place about 5 p.m. on Springville Avenue east of Doyle Street. The CHP said Pamela McCallsoto, 46, was southbound on Springville in a 2002 Toyota Camry and preparing to make a left turn into a driveway. Timothy McDarment, 49, was driving behind McCallsoto in a 1997 Jeep Cherokee and attempted to pass McCallsoto on the left as she made the turn . The front of the Jeep slammed into the left rear of the Toyota.
The infant was taken to Sierra View Hospital, where he died. McCallsoto and a second passenger, Angelica Davila, 22, were also taken to the hospital with moderate-to-major injuries.
The CHP said McDarment tried to run from the scene but was found nearby and arrested. He was also treated at the hospital for moderate injuries.
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All parties in the crash are from Porterville.