On Monday, January 4, 2016, a man was killed in a vehicle collision with a semi truck, in Fresno County. The tractor-trailer accident took place near Golden State Boulevard, south of Selma, at around 2:35 AM. The victim has been identified.
Jesus Martinez-Ortiz, 32, of Dinuba, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet mini van, headed west on Mountain View Avenue.
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A big rig was stopped at a red light on Mountain View Ave. at the State Route 43 intersection. As the semi began to proceed through the intersection, after the light turned green, the Chevy rear-ended it.
Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
Andrew Latorre, 54, of Selma, who was the truck driver, was not hurt in the incident.
While our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim, we recognize that no monetary sum can ease the pain and loss felt after a tragedy such as this. However, just monetary compensation can help ease the burden of medical bills, final expenses, and help support any dependents left behind by the deceased.