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Fatal Big Rig Crash South of Lemoore, at Kansas and 18th Avenues

The victim has been identified in a fatal semi truck collision, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Kings County.  The automobile crash happened at Kansas and 18th avenues, south of Lemoore, at around 12:49 PM.

Marlena Smith, 24, of Hanford, was driving a white, 2016 Scion iA south on 18th Avenue, with a 3 year old boy as a passenger.  At the intersection of Kansas Avenue, Smith ran the stop sign and crashed into a tractor-trailer.


The 2000 Freightliner, driven by a 45 year old Dos Palos man, had been headed westbound on Kansas Avenue.  The Scion got wedged underneath the trailer, and was dragged for about 300 feet.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

The child suffered serious injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

The truck driver was not hurt.

Our condolences go out to the family of the victims.  Please call us to begin a claim arising from this accident. We are located just 30 miles away in Visalia.

We need to investigate available insurances, assets, and possible roadway defects. Attorney John Rozier, 559-713-0159 or reach us online.