Stanislaus crash 7 months ago left 2 passengers dead, driver gone. Suspect now behind bars

The suspected driver in a February crash west of Modesto that killed two passengers has been arrested and faces vehicular manslaughter charges, the...

September 19, 2022
1:16 AM

The suspected driver in a February crash west of Modesto that killed two passengers has been arrested and faces vehicular manslaughter charges, the California Highway Patrol reported. Hugo Mendoza was taken into custody Saturday evening after San Jose police officers made contact with him. 'A persons check revealed he had an outstanding warrant from the CHP Modesto,' CHP Officer Tom Olsen told The Bee by text message Sunday morning. Mendoza was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail, said Olsen, spokesman for the Modesto area CHP office.

Deke Farrow