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Porterville Girl Killed in Tulare County Accident near Strathmore

September 29, 2014- A vehicle collision leads to a young girls death, in Tulare County.  The car accident took place near Strathmore, northwest of Porterville, on Monday, at 8 AM.

Jonathan Avila, was driving a 2003 Dodge Caravan north on Road 220.  At the intersection of Road 220 and Avenue 192 the minivan failed to yield and drove into the path of a red 2007 Ford f-250, driven by Misty Ann Jones of Lindsay.

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The pickup truck smashed into the minivan, and the impact sent the Dodge 50 feet from the intersection.  The Ford spun out and hit a power pole.

Julissa Carmen Cortez, 13 years old, a passenger in the minivan was killed instantly in the collision.

Jones, and her passenger, Rylee Jones were not injured.  Avila also was uninjured in the incident.

If you would like this accident investigated further, please give me a call. Attorney John Rozier, your personal injury and wrongful death lawyer. I specialize in all types of vehicle collisions.  My office is located in Visalia, California, in Tulare County.  Let me help you. 559-713-0159 or online at