An update to the fatal collision that occurred in Kings County, on Monday, February 23, 2015. The victim has been identified, in the automobile accident that happened at about 3:43 AM, south of Lemoore.
The driver who was fatally wounded was Alberto Valencia, 26 years old, of San Simeon. He was driving a Chevy Malibu, with his passenger Armando Valencia, headed south on 18th Avenue. The Chevrolet ran the stop sign at the intersection of 18th and Kansas avenues.
The Malibu was hit by a 1995 Honda Civic, driven by Jose Luis S. Martinez, who was eastbound on Kansas Ave at 60 mph. The Honda smashed into the right passenger side door of the car.
Alberto Valencia suffered serious injuries and was taken to Adventist Health Medical Center in Hanford, where he later died. Armando Valencia sustained minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital in Hanford.
Martinez, and his two passengers; Saul Santos and Renee Cruz, sustained moderate to major injuries. They were taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno for treatment.