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Update: Arrest After Deadly Highway 108/120 DUI Crash

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Update at 4:40 p.m.: The identity of the passenger who was killed in a DUI crash on Highway 108/120 has been released by the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office coroner. The deceased is 42-year-old Ismael Deleon of Salida. Further details regarding the deadly collision, including the arrest of the driver, can be viewed below.

Original post written by BJ Hansen at 6:43 a.m.: Tuolumne County, CA — A Turlock woman was arrested for drunk driving after her passenger was killed in a crash on Highway 108/120 near Rushing Hill Lookout.

It happened Sunday at 3:40 p.m. The CHP reports that 30-year-old Leah Doucette of Turlock was driving a 2004 GMC pickup truck eastbound when she drifted off the highway, overcorrected, and overturned.

Doucette was ejected from the truck and sustained major injuries. A lone passenger, who was unidentified pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Doucette was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto where she was later placed under arrest for felony DUI. The CHP adds that details surrounding the crash are still under investigation.

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