Fresno County Coroner’s Office Identifies Man Killed in Crash at Manning Avenue and James Road as Jeff Mullhofer

Fresno County Crash
Jeff Mullhofer IDd as Passenger Killed in Fresno County Crash

Fresno County, California (April 21, 2023) – The Fresno County Coroner’s Office identified the pickup truck driver who died Wednesday morning in a crash near Tranquility as Jeff Mullhofer.

The 48-year-old Bakersfield man died at the scene of the collision that happened at about 9:30 a.m. after a driver failed to stop at a posted stop sign at Manning Avenue and James Road.

According to police, the driver of a service truck heading north on James Road ran the stop sign at the intersection and hit the passenger side of a white Ford F-150 traveling westbound on Manning.

The Ford veered into a field after the initial impact. Police said the vehicle did not have a stop sign.

First responders pronounced Mullhofer dead at the scene. He was a passenger in the pickup truck.

The Ford driver was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

The service truck driver was not hurt. Police said the motorist was not suspected of intoxication.