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Suspected DUI driver arrested in rollover crash in Visalia

A rollover crash in Visalia early Saturday morning that police suspect was caused by a DUI driver injured four people, including a teenager who was crossing the street at the time.

The crash occurred at 12:32 a.m. at the intersection of Sweet Avenue and Conyer Street.

Luis A. Rocha-Lopez, 21, was east on Sweet Avenue in a Ford Explorer and ran the stop sign at Conyer Street, police said. His vehicle collided with an Acura sedan driven by a 16-year-old boy.

Rocha-Lopez’s vehicle then crashed into a parked car, rolled over and struck a 16-year-old boy who was crossing the street. Rocha-Lopez was thrown out of his vehicle, and his passenger, Miguel Alcaraz, 19, was also injured.

The parked car was pushed into a residence in the 800 block of West Sweet Avenue and caused minor to moderate damage, police said.

Rocha-Lopez, Alcaraz and the teenage pedestrian were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center and were treated for serious injuries. They were listed in stable condition.

Rocha-Lopez was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

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