California: Kevin Michael Hernandez facing felony DUI charges for killing Thomas Gonzalez near Delhi

Fatal crash Merced County at least one dead Nov. 20, 2017, photo courtesy of Merced Sun-Star

From Merced Sun-Star

11/21/2017 — A man killed Sunday in a suspected drunken-driving crash outside Delhi has been identified as a 45-year-old Merced man.

The Merced County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Thomas Gonzalez of Merced.

Kevin Michael Hernandez DUI felony Nov 19, 2017, Merced County Sheriff Calif. fatal

The suspected driver in the crash, 41-year-old Kevin Mitchell Hernandez, was booked into the Merced County Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving causing death, both felonies, the California Highway Patrol confirmed Monday.

CHP investigators identified Hernandez as the driver of a 2006 Nissan Titan that slammed into a guardrail around 4:30 p.m. on the Golden State Boulevard overpass near Delhi. The car flipped over, off the bridge, and landed on its roof on Highway 99, Officer Eric Zuniga said Monday.

From Merced Sun-Star

At least one person was killed and multiple people injured in a crash on Sunday afternoon on the northern border of Merced County, California Highway Patrol reported.

At about 4:30 p.m., a Nissan Titan was driving on the Golden State Boulevard overpass above Highway 99, Sgt. Brent DeNatly said. The car went over the guardrail and landed on the highway’s center divide.

The driver was injured and arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter, DeNatly said. Names of the driver and person killed were not immediately available.

 Booking Number  Booking Date/Time  Release Date/Time  Prisoner Type  Housing Facility  Total Bond Amount  Total Bail Amount
2017-00008915 11/19/2017 9:16:14 PM FELONY PRE-TRIAL JOHN LATORACCA CORRECTIONAL CENTER -$1.00 -$1.00
2014-00002721 3/22/2014 7:32:14 PM 3/22/2014 9:43:30 PM FELONY PRE-TRIAL $0.00 $0.00

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Global Subject Number: 44139
Date of Birth: 11/25/1975
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 230.0 lbs


Address: MERCED, CA 95340