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Driver Charged for Fatal DUI Crash in Fresno County

A driver has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other counts after a recent fatal DUI crash in Fresno County. A 33-year-old Hayfork woman was arrested on November 10 after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that she allegedly caused a wrong-way crash involving four vehicles on Highway 41. The fatal car accident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. on State Route 41, just south of Harlan Avenue near the Laton area. The Hayfork woman was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet pickup truck and reportedly entered the oncoming traffic lane of SR-41 and collided head-on with a Honda Civic. Sadly, the Honda driver, 23-year-old Joel Carillo of Clovis, was killed in the four-vehicle collision. A Ford Mustang veered off the roadway to avoid a collision with the Chevrolet and collided with a metal fence as a result. The driver and passenger of the Ford were uninjured in the incident. A driver and passenger in the fourth vehicle involved, identified as a Buick, complained of pain but were not hospitalized for their injuries, officials said.

Cyclist Killed in Fatal Bicycle Accident in Fresno

The Fresno Police Department (Fresno PD) reported that a cyclist was killed in a fatal bicycle accident near Cedar Avenue on the night of Friday, November 13, 2020. Witnesses informed Fresno PD that they observed the driver of a white GMC Yukon SUV maneuver around the railroad crossing arms as they traveled down the tracks. The Yukon driver reportedly sped up over the tracks and crashed into a cyclist on the other side before fleeing the scene. Sadly, the bicycle rider succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the hit and run accident. The decedent has been identified by Fresno PD as 62-year-old George Campos.

Woman Killed in Fatal Car Crash in Fresno County

A woman was killed, and another was seriously hurt in a fatal car crash just south of Easton in Fresno County on the night of Saturday, November 7, 2020. The deadly car accident happened on Highway 41 in the vicinity of Adams Avenue at approximately 8:00 p.m. A 17-year-old Kerman girl was reportedly driving a Honda Accord southbound on State Route 41 and made a turn onto Adams Avenue from the No. 1 lane. While doing so, the teen struck a Toyota Camry headed northbound on SR-41. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the intersection has dedicated lanes for traffic turning on Highway 41. The impact allegedly propelled the Toyota into a light pole, CHP traffic units reported.

Man Killed on Golden State Boulevard in Fresno

A man was killed after a fatal pedestrian accident on Golden State Boulevard and American Avenue in Fresno County on the morning of Friday, October 2, 2020. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the deadly collision occurred at 5:00 a.m. along the northbound lanes of Golden State Blvd. According to the CHP, a man was driving his vehicle across a dirt embankment from a road that runs along Golden State Boulevard and reportedly got his car stuck. He left the vehicle and attempted to cross the road when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Sadly, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

One Killed After Trucking Crash in Fresno County

One person was killed after a trucking crash near Kerman in Fresno County on the morning of Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The truck accident occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. in the area of Highway 145 and Ashlan Avenue. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a tractor-trailer reportedly pulled in front of a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup was allegedly unable to react in time and collided with the big rig, causing fatal injuries upon impact. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the name of the decedent due to pending notification of close relatives.

Man Killed in Fresno Highway 180 Crash

A man was killed in a Highway 180 crash in Fresno on the night of November 11, 2019. The pedestrian accident occurred along the eastbound lanes of Highway 180 near Highway 41 shortly before 10:00 p.m. A man was involved in an unrelated accident on the highway. He stepped out of his vehicle to assess the damage. While doing so, he was hit by an oncoming sedan. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), this caused a chain-reaction accident involving two other cars. Sadly, the man involved in the pedestrian accident was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 20-year-old Xavier Olivares of Fresno.

Woman Killed in Central Fresno Car Accident

A woman was killed in a central Fresno car accident on the morning of August 17, 2019. The Fresno Police Department said the crash occurred in the area of 4450 East Bellmont Avenue, between Maple Avenue and Cedar Avenue, shortly before 11:10 a.m. A 34-year-old man was driving a white Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV in the area when he reportedly sideswiped a green car and struck a palate. The Chevrolet continued before striking a big rig that was being unloaded at a nearby store. Workers who were unloading the large truck used their forklift to extricate the occupants out of the mangled SUV. The driver of the Chevrolet and a two-year-old child were both transported to the hospital for treatment. Sadly, a woman who was riding as a passenger in the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the decedent as 22-year-old Mina Serrano of Fresno. Moreover, the driver of the Chevrolet has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on several felony counts, including gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing death.

Two Killed in Fresno County Truck Accident

Two people were killed in a Fresno County truck accident on the morning of August 21, 2019. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the crash occurred at the intersection of West Shaw Avenue and North San Diego Avenue, just south of Firebaugh. For reasons not yet known, an SUV was involved in a collision with a big rig hauling a double trailer. Sadly, the driver and passenger of the SUV passed away at the scene. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified one of the decedents as 20-year-old Zachary Sanchez, a resident of Sacramento.

Motorcyclist Killed in Southern Fresno County Crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a southern Fresno County crash on the morning of August 13, 2019. The motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 6:10 a.m. at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Manning Avenue. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said a man was riding his motorcycle eastbound when a Jeep SUV made a turn in front of him. Officials reported that the biker did not have enough time to react and collided with the Jeep, which propelled him off his motorcycle. Those who witnessed the collision tried to help the injured man. Sadly, he was not able to overcome his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The decedent has been identified by officials as 54-year-old Mark Bristol of Parlier. I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Mr. Bristol in their time of loss.

Biker Died in Head-On Collision

A biker was killed in a Fresno County head-on collision on the afternoon of August 11, 2019. The motorcycle accident occurred just after 2:30 p.m. at Highway 41 and Harlan Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), an SUV was traveling northbound on Highway 41 while a motorcyclist was headed south. The SUV driver reportedly attempted to overtake another vehicle, entered the oncoming traffic lane, and collided with the motorcycle rider head-on. The occupants of the SUV escaped serious injuries in the crash, CHP said. Sadly, the motorcyclist passed away at the scene. Officials have identified the biker as 49-year-old Cary Williams of Fresno. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. Williams in their time of loss.

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