Rafael Hernandez Killed in Fresno County Collision on Kamm and Jameson Avenues 

Rafael Hernandez
Rafael Hernandez Killed in Fresno County Collision on Kamm and Jameson Avenues

Fresno County, California (November 17, 2022) – One of the two men who were killed in a traffic collision involving a big rig on Monday morning in Fresno County was identified as Rafael Hernandez, 68, of Fresno, according to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office.

The wreck took place at around 7:00 a.m. November 14, near Kamm and Jameson avenues, just west of Caruthers.

CHP said a big rig was traveling northbound on Jameson Avenue when the driver failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection and crashed with a car heading east on Kamm Avenue.

The driver of the car, Gerardo Garcia, 28, of Caruthers, died in the crash. 

Hernandez was a passenger in a big rig and also died in the accident.

Both occupants of the big rig were reportedly not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident. The CHP is handling the investigation.

Original Story

Fresno, California (November 14, 2022) – Two people were killed in a collision involving a big rig on Monday morning near Riverdale in Fresno County.

The fatal crash happened in the area of Kamm Avenue and Jameson Avenue at around 7:03 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A big rig and a truck were involved in the collision, but the CHP report did not immediately determine how the accident happened.

2 Dead after Fresno County Crash Involving Big Rig

CHP says two people were killed in the accident.

The names of the deceased victims were not immediately disclosed.

The big rig was blocking the highway and was leaking diesel.

More details about the accident was not provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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