• January 30, 2024

Yessenia Avila, Rogelio Avila Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Fresno, CA

UPDATE (January 31, 2024): Reports now identify the victims killed in the crash as 20-year-old Yessenia Avila and her father, 50-year-old Rogelio Avila. Right now, additional details about the crash remain under investigation.

Fresno, CA — January 29, 2024, two people were killed following an 18-wheeler accident at around 7:45 a.m. along Chestnut Avenue.

Authorities said in initial statements that the crash happened during foggy conditions at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and Annadale Avenue.

Yessenia Avila, Rogelio Avila Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Fresno, CA

According to officials, a pickup was traveling northbound on Chestnut at the time approaching Annadale. It appears a tractor-trailer was attempting to make a left turn off westbound Annadale to go southbound on Chestnut. It was across travel lanes of Chestnut when the pickup crashed into it.

As a result of the collision, a man and a woman in the pickup sustained fatal injuries. There were no other reported injuries. Authorities have not said at this time if they're considering charges. Investigations are ongoing.

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