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Teenager Killed in Accident on Highway 99 near Earlimart

December 9, 2011- A 19 year-old woman was killed Friday at about 11 PM, near Earlimart, south of Visalia, on Highway 99.

Yvette Gonzalez, of Kerman, was driving a 1998 Chevy Cavalier southbound on Highway 99, just north of Avenue 56. She allowed her car to drift into the right lane where it side swiped another vehicle, driven by Leonardo Barajas, of Fresno.

It is unclear what kind of vehicle Barajas was driving. Different reports claim it was either a 2005 Volvo, or a semi truck.

After hitting the other vehicle, the Cavalier went out of control, into the right shoulder of the roadway, smashing into a metal guardrail. Gonzalez was not wearing her safety restraint, and was thrown from the Chevy Cavalier.

She suffered major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Delano Regional Medical Center. She was later pronounced dead in the hospital

Gladays Angle Angel, a passenger in the Chevy, was wearing her seat belt and suffered only minor injuries.

Barajas was also wearing his seat belt and was uninjured in the crash.

If you need legal counseling or representation for this accident, please give me a call. Attorney John Rozier, of Visalia, just miles from the scene of the collision on Highway 99, 559-713-0159.