Driver arrested for DUI after teen dies in Stockton crash

A driver was arrested Friday in connection with a Stockton crash in which a Lincoln High School student was killed, police said.

The teen, a senior football player, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Two others, including the man who was arrested, were injured in the crash.

Police said 31-year-old Anthony Calderon is accused of driving under the influence.

The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. in the 4900 block of Pacific Avenue, near Delta College and Weberstown Mall. Witnesses said a black Infiniti crashed into the passenger side of a white BMW.

The teen was a passenger in the white BMW.

The driver of the BMW and Calderon, who was driving the Infiniti, were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Several hours later, Calderon was arrested. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony DUI charges after being released from the hospital.

The teen was going to take the field later Friday night for a game against Golden Valley High School in Merced.

His teammates took to the field in a raw and emotional game, dedicating their performance to the teen.

“You could tell he’s not here,” friend Jharen Nelson said. “If you look at the players, they’re down, like it’s just dry. The atmosphere is not the same — they’re not the same, they’ll never be the same.” 

Before kickoff, a moment of silence was held in the teen’s honor.

Police closed the northbound lanes of Pacific Avenue from March Lane to Yokuts Avenue during the investigation. The road has since reopened.

Police initially reported three others were injured in the crash, but then later clarified only two people were hospitalized.

No other details were released.