At around 6:54 a.m., a solo vehicle rollover crash was reported on Highway 140 just west of Sultana Drive.
CHP Eric Zuniga tells Merced Daily,, “When units arrived on scene, they found a 2006 Ford Focus with major rollover damage. There were three passengers; one of those passengers is a 20-year-old from Winton. He was killed in the accident.”
However, the driver left the scene, and was found by officers not to far from the accident. He was identified as 19-year-old, Tristan Shelton from Merced. He was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence.
Shelton was taken to Mercy Medical Center to receive medical clearance. Shelton will then will be booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of felony DUI and felony hit-and-run, according to public information officer Eric Zuniga.