Israel Lara ID’d as Man Killed in Fresno County Collision at Highway 180 and Oliver Street near Sanger

Israel Lara
Israel Lara Killed in 3-Vehicle Crash at Highway 180 and Oliver Street in Fresno County

Fresno County, California (August 8, 2021) – The man who died Saturday afternoon following a three-vehicle crash in Fresno County has been identified as Israel Lara, 60, of Sanger.

According to California Highway Patrol, the deadly crash occurred at around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, August 7, at the intersection of Highway 180 and Oliver Street near Sanger.

CHP said Lara was driving a Ford Escort southbound on Oliver Street and stopped at the intersection.

Lara then pulled out in front of a vehicle that was heading westbound on Highway 180. A Hyundai Tucson, driven by a man in his 40s, ultimately crashed into the driver-side door of the Escort.

A man in his 30s driving a Ford Econoline van westbound on Highway 180 drifted to avoid the Hyundai but ended up colliding with it.

Following the collision, the three vehicles came to a stop on the northwest side of Oliver north of the highway.

Man Killed in Sanger Multi-Vehicle Crash Identified

Lara was declared deceased at the scene.

Other parties in the other two vehicles were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

It is undetermined whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

No further details were available.

Authorities are working to determine the cause of the collision.

Tips on What to do after a Car Accident in California

  • Always stop and remain at the scene.
  • Check if you or your passengers have been injured. In case someone is hurt, call emergency services or ask someone else to help.
  • Get to safety – If your car is drivable, move it to a safe area. If it’s not, turn your hazard lights on and set up flares.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Never discuss or admit fault. Instead, wait for a police officer and insurance companies representatives to figure out the fault.
  • Document the accident and exchange information with other drivers.