San Joaquin Crashes Wreak Havoc- August 29, 2016
▪ A San Joaquin man died at approximately midnight Sunday when he lost control of his car on San Benito Avenue. It was just south of the curve in Highway 180 in Fresno County. Miguel Tapia Romero, 41, not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from his 2004 Honda Odyssey into the roadway. That is when it rolled over. The California Highway Patrol said officers found empty alcoholic beverage containers at the scene of the crash. However, it’s indefinite if Romero was under the influence.
▪ An Orange Cove man, 22-years-old, was killed just at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Hills Valley Road. According to California Highway Patrol, it was just south of Dinuba Avenue when the man lost control of his 1994 Toyota Tacoma. He hit an olive tree and his truck erupted into flames. The man’s name has been withheld awaiting notification of family.
▪ In east Porterville at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a 4-year-old ran in front of a car. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 40-year-old man from Porterville was driving at approximately 25 mph on Crabtree Avenue just west of Tulsa Road when the young boy darted in front of his vehicle. The child, was not identified by the California Highway Patrol, was taken to an area hospital in Visalia.