YUHA DESERT — Two Mexican nationals were arrested for their alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident Sunday in this west Imperial County area that left three people injured.
The accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. on Highway 98 where it crosses Pinto Wash in the Yuha Desert.
Arrested were Ismael Ramirez Serrano, 18, and Ismael Ramirez Mendoza, 19, both of Puebla, Mexico. Both were in the county jail this morning with bail set at $5,000. Information on whether the men are related was unavailable this morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol a car driven by one of the men was traveling west on Highway 98 west of Mount Signal Road as a pickup driven by Teodoro Martinez, 38, of Lake Elsinore was heading west on the highway through the Yuha Desert.
The driver of the car overtook the pickup, slowed, then drove onto the right shoulder in Pinto Wash.