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Suspect in Duarte death arrested

(Charges filed against Calexico man)….The District Attorney filed the charges late last week.

27-year-old Jose Cruz Chavez is being charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence. He has been booked into County Jail. The charges surround the death of 45-year-old Miguel Duarte in November. It is being alleged that Chavez was driving the wrong way on Highway 111, colliding head on with a vehicle being driven by Duarte. Chavez was also injured in the collision. The D.A. filed the charges and issued a warrant for Chavez’s arrest upon his release from the hospital. Chavez was arrested at his home by the California Highway Patrol.