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Sparks man arrested on suspicion of DUI in wreck that kills his passenger


SPARKS, Nevada — A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in a deadly wreck in Sparks.

Police say they received a call early Saturday about an injury accident near Sparks High School but with no exact location.

A witness phoned a short time later to report where the vehicle involved in the accident was located.

Officers found the driver, Sergio Ponce-Garcia of Sparks, still in the vehicle along with an injured 20-year-old male passenger.

The passenger was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Ponce-Garcia was subsequently arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.

The victim's name and details of the wreck were not immediately released.

The 3:20 a.m. accident is under investigation.

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