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Fresno County, CA – Authorities Identify Driver Killed during Violent Traffic Accident on Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue

Fresno County, CA (August 7, 2018) – Local news have identified the driver who died as the result of a brutal traffic collision at the junction of Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue.  The incident happened at approximately 1:00 PM Sunday, August 5, 2018.

Authorities have identified the deceased driver as Kenneth Hockersmith. At the time of the accident, he was accompanied by 62-year-old Chico resident Don Hockersmith and Peoria, Arizona resident, Ronald Hockersmith.

Officials have also revealed the second driver involved in the accident as 18-year-old Clara Lemus. Records indicate she was accompanied by 19-year-old Juan D. Hernandez and 12-year-old Richard Hernandez. All occupants of this vehicle are from Lindsay, California.

As indicated in a report from the California Highway Patrol, Lemus had been driving a 2000 Toyota along Frankwood and stopped her vehicle at a stop sign at the highway junction. Hockersmith was driving a Jeep along westbound 180 in the direction of Frankwood. Lemus tried to cross the highway and crashed into the side of the oncoming Jeep. The Jeep flipped over as a result.

Officials confirmed that Kenneth Hockersmith died at the crash site.

Don and Ronald Hockersmith were sent to a nearby hospital in Fresno where they received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Lemus and her two passengers did not sustain injuries in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing

We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Kenneth Hockersmith and wish them strength during this difficult, tragic time. We also extend our most loving prayers to Mr. Don Hockersmith and Mr. Ronald Hockersmith and wish them swift recoveries from their injuries.

Fatal Traffic Accident in Fresno County

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident on Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue remain unknown. As part of the ongoing investigation, forensic teams will inspect the Jeep and the Toyota and examine photos of the crash site to determine if either driver experienced mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, and distracted driving contributed to the crash in any way.

In the event of an accident resulting in a fatality, the members of the deceased victim’s family may have the choice to file a wrongful death lawsuit and, ultimately, receive compensation for inconveniences including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one.

We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.

If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.

 

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