MODESTO - Authorities arrested a 31 year old man after he fled from a crash that claimed the life of an eleven year old boy, authorities say.
The crash happened near the intersection of Hatch and Carpenter Roads shortly before 11:00pm Monday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 31 year old man who was identified as Traves Krause was driving north on Carpenter approaching the Hatch Road intersection. His vehicle entered the intersection and struck the left side of a Toyota sedan.
Authorities say Krause fled the scene and was later found injured at his home. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and then booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.
The 30 year old driver, a woman from Merced, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A 30 year old male passenger and a nine year old girl suffered major injuries and were transported to a hospital. Another passenger, an 11 year old boy, was taken to a hospital where he died.
Authorities say driving under the influence was determined as a factor in the crash. Krause faces charges of murder, resisting arrest, DUI causing injury, and felony hit and run causing injury or death. He is being held without bail.