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Three Killed in Van and Gravel Truck Collision, on South and Buttonwillow Avenues, in Fresno County

February 2, 2016- A van and gravel truck accident ended in a triple fatality, on Tuesday, in Fresno County.  The two-vehicle collision occurred just northeast of Reedley, at South and Buttonwillow avenues, at about 8:15 AM.

A California Conservation Corps van, with six occupants, was traveling east on South Avenue, to a water conservation project.  The driver stopped at a two way stop sign at the intersection of Buttonwillow Avenue.


It then drove into the intersection, into the path of a fully loaded gravel truck.  The two vehicle collided, and one victim was ejected from the white CCC van.

The victim thrown from the vehicle died at the scene.  Two other people in the van also were pronounced dead at the crash site.

Authorities reported that the victims were two women, and one man.  Between the ages of 18 to early 20’s.

A fourth occupant of the van suffered severe injuries and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

The driver of the van and right-front passenger sustained minor injuries.  They were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical, in Visalia, for treatment.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

Officials are now investigating the cause of the collision.

Our condolences go out to the family, and friends of these victims. Please let us help you during this trying time. Attorney John Rozier, your lawyer for all wrongful deaths, and car accidents.

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