TURLOCK -- A driver suspected of causing a crash that injured 10 other people remained in critical condition Wednesday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, according to hospital officials.
The crash happened about 10 p.m. Saturday west of Turlock when, officers say, Carlos Rodriguez Jr.'s Toyota Camry swerved from the eastbound lane of West Main Street into an oncoming Chevrolet van and a Jeep sport utility vehicle.
Rodriguez, 29, was airlifted to Doctors with major injuries, California Highway Patrol officer Tom Killian said, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
His four passengers also were injured. The most seriously hurt, Augustine Jimenez, 12, was airlifted to the University of California Medical Center in Sacramento. He was listed in fair condition Wednesday. The three others were taken to Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock with minor injuries, Killian said. He identified them as: Alejandro Martinez, 18, of Modesto; Gladis Gonzalez, 15, of Patterson; and Lucia Ayala, 16, of Patterson.
The driver of the van, identified by Killian as Jose Hernandez, 56, of Patterson, was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto with minor injuries, as were his three passengers: Guadalupe Sanchez, 57; America Dominguez, 11; and David Dominguez, 33, all of Patterson, Killian said. The Jeep's driver, Dustin Stuart, 20, of Modesto, and his passenger, Ileana Rios, 21, also were taken to Memorial with minor injuries, Killian said.