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Tulare County Multi-Truck Accident on Highway 190, near Porterville

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, a 3-car collision ended in serious injuries, near Porterville.  The Tulare County multi-vehicle crash occurred on Highway 190, at approximately 7:00 AM.

Jesus Diaz Santoyo, 34, was driving a 1997 Chevy Silverado truck eastbound on State Route 190, near Road 168.


At that time Araseli Barajas, 28, was traveling in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, behind Santoyo’s pickup.

Santoyo slowed down and was preparing to make a left-hand turn into a driveway.  The Silverado behind him did not slow in time and smashed into the back of the pickup truck.

The truck was then pushed into the path of a 2000 Honda CRV, that was headed west on the highway.  The Chevy collided with the automobile.

Santoyo suffered severe injuries.  He was transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center, in Visalia.

Jesus Fernandez, 32, and Jose Fernandez, 28, who were passengers in the CRV, also suffered major injuries and were taken to Kaweah Delta hospital.

The Honda driver; Armando Garcia, 47, and 19-year-old Armando Garcia sustained minor injuries.  They were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Barajas was not hurt.

All those involved in the incident were from Porterville.

I am Attorney John Rozier, a personal injury lawyer, serving Tulare County, Fresno County, Kern County, and all of Central California, with more than 25 years experience. Give me a call at 559-713-0159, or reach us online.