Accident near Coarsegold leaves 2 injured, 1 arrested

local@modbee.comJanuary 24, 2013 

— Two men were injured and one of them arrested for driving under the influence after their cars collided near Coarsegold, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accident happened Tuesday at 6:26 p.m.

According to reports, Jonathan Olmedo, 32 of Coarsegold, was driving a 2005 Honda Civic east on Road 415 east of Gold Creek Road at an unknown speed entering into a gradual right curve.

At the same time, Keith Dion, 26, of Hilmar, was driving a 2005 Ford Focus westbound on Road 415 approaching the same location.

Olmedo allowed the Honda to drift to the left, crossing the double yellow lines and colliding with the Ford. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and both drivers were pinned inside.

Emergency workers extricated them and took them by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment. Olmedo later was arrested on a felony DUI charge.

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