On Monday, August 8, 2016, a rollover SUV accident took place in west Fresno County. The fatal vehicle crash happened on Interstate 5, south of Los Banos, at about 9:20 AM.
A 2003 Ford Expedition, driven by Javier Martinez, 18, of Los Angeles, was southbound on I-5, with five passengers. Near Shields Avenue the tire on the SUV blew, and Martinez lost control.
The Sport Utility Vehicle swerved across the lanes and overturned on the shoulder of the freeway.
A 46-year-old woman, and a 16-year-old girl were thrown from the Ford. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The other passengers suffered major injuries. They have been identified as; Rosa Villegas, 31, Rocio Ibanez, 20, and Enrique Ibanez, 18. All victims were airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.
Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier. Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries. Our condolences go out to the families in this collision. Please let us help you. Reach us online, or call me at 559-713-0159.