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Charges due in deadly crash
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Manslaughter charges are expected to be filed against former Ceres resident Burris Fisher, 21, for driving under the influence in the deadly Dec. 27 car crash west of Ceres killing three.

The California Highway Patrol says that there is enough evidence to hold Fisher, now a Utah resident, responsible for the accident on Grayson Road west of Laird Road.

The California Highway Patrol said that Fisher lost control of his 1993 Toyota Camry and that it began to spin counterclockwise, crossed the center line and smacked head-on into a 1999 Honda Accord. The Toyota flipped onto its side and its engine compartment burst into flames. Other motorists - including David Gillespie of Patterson - stopped to push the vehicle back onto its wheels and broke out a window to rescue Fisher and passenger Walter Holcher, 32, of Ceres.

Holcher sustained major injuries.

Killed in the crash were Cody Butler, 20, of Keyes, Brandon Miller, 25, of Modesto, and John Rivera, 26, of Waterford.

The driver of the Honda, Jose Barahoma, 40, of Delhi, sustained major injuries. He was driving eastbound on Grayson Road at the time of the 5:15 p.m. collision.

California Highway Patrolman D. Crooker said the good Samaritans were heroes and likely saved the lives of Holcher and Fisher.