1 Killed, 3 Injured in Porterville Crash on Highway 65 near Morton Avenue

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Porterville, California (August 6, 2021) – Authorities are investigating a Friday morning traffic accident that killed one person and left three other parties injured in Porterville.

The deadly accident transpired at about 3:12 a.m. on Highway 65 at Morton Avenue.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a big rig driven by a 22-year-old Delano man was headed southbound on the highway approaching Morton Avenue when it crashed into a guardrail, causing damage to the left side diesel tank.

Following the collision, a southbound GMC Sierra driven by a 23-year-old Bakersfield man collided into the left rear of the big rig. A 2003 Honda Accord, a 21-year-old Porterville man, also collided into the big rig.

3 Injured in Fatal Highway 65 Crash

Sadly, the 21-year-old Porterville man sustained fatal injuries in the accident.

The Bakersfield man sustained major injuries and was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia for treatment.

A passenger in the Accord also sustained major injuries and was hospitalized for treatment.

The driver of the big rig sustained minor injuries.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Pacific Attorney Group passes condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. We also hope that those injured in the crash will recover soon.