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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.

One Killed in Fresno County DUI Crash

One person was killed, and three others were injured in a Fresno County DUI crash on the afternoon of July 29, 2019. The car accident occurred shortly after 12:40 p.m. along Highway 180 and Rio Vista Avenue, just west of Minkler. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV veered over the center median and collided head-on with a 2011 Ford Explorer. The Chevrolet driver, a 40-year-old Selma man, was taken to the hospital where he was booked on charges of driving under the influence. Three of the four passengers in the Ford were transported via air ambulance to the hospital for treatment of major injuries. Sadly, the fourth passenger succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The decedent has been identified by officials as 47-year-old Rosario Montalvo of Fresno. I would like to send my healing thoughts and prayers to the family of Ms. Montalvo during this difficult time.

Man Killed, Two Injured in Fresno Car Accident

One person was killed, and two others were critically injured in a southeast Fresno car accident on the night of July 20, 2019. The incident occurred around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Kings Canyon Road. A preliminary report by the Fresno Police Department suggested two parties were driving together southbound along Maple Road. The driver had a green light and was proceeding through the intersection. Authorities say another motorist ran a red light and crashed into the vehicle carrying the party of two. Sadly, the driver of the car with the green light passed away at the scene, and his passenger was transported to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. Officials have identified the decedent as 40-year-old Shawn Milton. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Mr. Milton during this difficult time.

One Killed in Fresno County Rollover Accident 

One person was killed, and four others were injured in a Fresno County rollover accident on the afternoon of July 5, 2019. The incident occurred shortly after 1:45 p.m. along Highway 145 just south of Floral Avenue near Kerman. A preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggested that the crash involved a 2006 Dodge Durango SUV and a tractor-trailer. The impact of the truck accident propelled the Dodge off the road, causing the SUV to overturn several times. Four of the five parties riding in the Dodge suffered moderate to major injuries. They were transported to the Community Regional Medical Center for treatment. Sadly, the fifth occupant of the Dodge succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Officials have not yet named the decedent due to pending notification of their family members. We would like to take this time to extend our sincere thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of the deceased in their time of loss.

Fresno County Double Fatality Accident

A Fresno County double fatality accident occurred on the night of March 4 along Highway 180 near Hayes Avenue, just west of Fresno. According to a preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a man was driving a 2018 Mercedes-Benz eastbound along the westbound lane of Highway 180 shortly after 11:00 p.m. At the same time, a woman was driving a 2015 Honda west along the highway and was unable to avoid the oncoming Mercedes-Benz. This resulted in a head-on collision. Sadly, both drivers succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the decedents as 22-year-old Yvette Jimenez of Firebaugh and 23-year-old Emad Murshed of Kerman. I would like to send my sincere thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of Ms. Jimenez and Mr. Murshed in their time of loss.

A car accident in southeast Fresno claimed the life of one man and left two others injured on the night of February 17, 2019. The collision occurred shortly before 7:00 p.m. along Chestnut Avenue just south of Church Avenue. Officials responding to the scene found three vehicles, including a Jeep Cherokee that overturned in the crash. A preliminary report suggested that the Jeep was traveling with a Toyota sedan and a third vehicle when the collision occurred. Two passengers in the Jeep, both children, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Their ages were not immediately available, but they were reported to be in good and stable condition by authorities. Sadly, one additional passenger in the Jeep succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Authorities have identified the decedent as 19-year-old Hector Sandoval of Los Angeles. Our deepest sympathies and condolences are with those grieving the loss of their loved one during this difficult time.

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