Manuel Molina Killed in Collision on Clarkson Avenue near Bethel Avenue in Fresno

Manuel Molina
Manuel Molina Killed in Fresno Crash on Clarkson Avenue near Bethel Avenue

Fresno, California (June 24, 2022) – Manuel Molina, 50, has been identified as the man who died in a Thursday morning car crash in Fresno.

The fatal accident was reported in the area of Bethel and Clarkson Avenues at around 11 a.m., June 23.

The California Highway Patrol said the man was driving a vehicle southbound on Bethel when he allegedly ran a stop sign and collided with a truck.

The impact of the collision caused Molina’s car to crash into a concrete barrier and utility pole.

Molina was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

The truck driver, identified only as a 34-year-old man, was hospitalized with minor injuries.

More details about the accident were not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Original Story

Fresno, California (June 23, 2022) – One person was killed in a Wednesday morning car crash in Fresno.

The deadly crash happened on Clarkson Avenue near Bethel Avenue at around 11:11 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Two vehicles were recovered at the accident scene. Although the events leading up to the accident were yet to be established, the impact of the collision sent both vehicles off the roadway.

CHP says one person was killed in the crash.

The identity of the deceased person was not immediately disclosed.

Additional information about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Crash Fatalities in California Went Up in 2021, Early Federal Estimates Show

Newly released estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that fatalities caused by traffic crashes on U.S. freeways reached a 16-year high in 2021.

The crash deaths also increased in almost every state, including California, according to NHTSA.

According to the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2021 report released by NHTSA, about 42,915 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2021 in the U.S. This shows a 10.5% increase from the 38,828 fatalities reported in 2020.

NHTSA says the projection is the highest number of traffic deaths since 2005 as well as the largest percentage rise in the history of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.

In California, 4,258 people died in traffic collisions in 2021 – a 10.7% increase from 2020’s 3,847, as per the NHTSA report titled – “Crash Stats: Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2021.”

According to the traffic deaths estimates, in the two-state region that includes Arizona and California, crash fatalities in 2021 are projected to go up by 10% over the previous year.

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