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9 Killed In Fiery Head-On Crash In Fresno County

Posted by Renée Yvonne Gardner | Jan 04, 2021

Si quiere leer este blog en espanol, vea: 9 Fallecieron En Llamas Despues De Un Accidente Frontal En El Condado de Fresno

January 4, 2021

The New York Times reports that on January 2, 2021, a 28 year old man driving an SUV, and all eight occupants of an F-150 pickup truck driven by a female, were killed. The lives lost include seven minors between the ages 6 to 15 years old, per the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.

Eight victims were killed after the F-150 burst into flames, the authorities said. The driver of the SUV also lost his life.

Officials have not released the victims' names. The CHP says it 's working with the Fresno County Coroner's Office about whether alcohol or drugs might have played a role in the accident.

The crash happened at about 8 p.m. local time on State Route 33, near the Fresno County-Kings County line, when the SUV, a 2013 Dodge Journey driven by Daniel Luna, 28, of Avenal, was traveling southbound at an unknown speed, reports the CHP.

As Daniel Luna approached a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, Luna veered onto the dirt shoulder, lost control and drove back across the centerline, slamming head-on into the pickup, the CHP said.

The pickup truck, which was driven by a woman, became "fully engulfed in flames," and all eight occupants of the truck were killed, officials said.


Although the authorities have not yet released the names of the F-150 driver and occupants who passed away in this tragic accident, a Verdin (Pulido & Ayala) Family Memorial on GoFundMe has been created by Ms. Reyna Verdin of Lemoore, California. Ms. Reyna Verdin's GoFundMe page names the precious family members who lost their lives inside the F-150:

Ms. Gabriela Verdin

Brooke Pulido

Giada Pulido

Jonah Pulido

Mia Pulido

Daniella Ayala

Camila Ayala

Anthony Ayala 

Ms. Reyna Verdin's GoFundMe page can be found here:

I am Gardner Law's attorney, Renee Yvonne Gardner. My heart goes out to all of those who lost a loved one in this horrible accident.

I represent victim whose loved ones are killed in auto accidents. If you are a victim of this type of loss, please contact me at (408) 214-5555 or complete the contact form on this website. Thank you.

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