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Three Killed After Conservation Van Broadsided in a Semi Truck Crash, Northwest of Reedley

Central California Vehicle Collision Attorney John L. Rozier has the following report; A Conservation Corps van crash ended in fatality for three people, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  The Fresno County tractor-trailer accident occurred northwest of Reedley, on South Avenue, at 8:15 AM.

Two California Conservation Corps vans were headed east on South Avenue.  The vehicles were traveling to Dinuba for a water conservation project.

The lead CCC van, that had six occupants, stopped at the intersection of Buttonwillow Avenue, at the posted stop sign.  It then drove into the intersection, where a gravel semi truck, driven by a 54 year old Reedley man, crashed into it.  

The Peterbilt big rig was filled with rocks, and traveling at 55 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

One of the people in the van was thrown from the vehicle, and died at the scene.  Two other victims died inside the van.

The victims have been named.  They are; Rhonda Shackelford, 20, and Justin Vanmeter, 21, of Clovis.  And also Serena Guadarrama, 18, of Fresno.

Another occupant in the white van suffered severe injuries.  He or she was taken by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

The other two victims were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, for treatment of minor to moderate injuries.

The semi truck driver was not hurt in the collision.

Mr. Rozier is located in Visalia and would like to speak to the families of the accident victims. Please give him a call at 559-713-0150, or contact us online.