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Hanford Fatality After Single-Vehicle Accident on 16th Avenue

October 26, 2014- A woman was killed in a rollover SUV collision, in Kings County.  The vehicle accident occurred on Sunday, in Hanford, at about 5:18 PM.

Brittany Perez, was driving a 2003 Chevy Tahoe SUV south on 16th Avenue, at a high rate of speed.  Patsy Perez and Pedro Tafolla were passengers in the Chevrolet.

The Sport Utility Vehicle veered into the northbound lane and ont the shoulder on the east side of the road.  The driver over-corrected, swerved to the right and lost control of the Chevy.  The Tahoe crossed the roadway and went onto the west shoulder, before it overturned into a cotton field.

Patsy Perez, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.  She was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.

Brittany Perez, and Tafolla were both injured and taken to Adventist Medical Center for treatment.

Officers report that Perez was driving while under the influence.  She was later arrested.

Please give us a call, if you are a relative or are in touch with the family, and would like us to investigate this accident further. We are located in Visalia, on Caldwell Ave, east of Hanford. Attorney John Rozier 559-713-0159 or online at