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Double Fatality in Transit Bus Accident on Cartmill Avenue, in Tulare

Another victim has been named in the fatal bus collision that happened on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  The Tulare County car crash occurred on Cartmill Avenue and Oakmore Street, at around 8:00 PM.

Daniel Johnson, 48, was driving an Area Transit bus eastbound on Cartmill Avenue, without any passengers on board.


Jacinda Avina, 18, was driving a 2011 Ford Fiesta, with passenger Felisa Garcia, 18, traveling south on Oakmore St.

Avina failed to stop at the intersection of Oakmore and Cartmill, and the two vehicles collided.

The Ford then overturned, and Avina was thrown from the vehicle.

After the crash, the bus burst into flames.

Avina and Garcia were pronounced dead at the scene.

Johnson sustained major injuries.  He was taken to Community Regional Medical center, in Fresno.

Witnesses in the area claim that the stop sign at that intersection has not been there for southbound traffic, since the summer.

This incident requires further investigation. Please call Attorney John Rozier, so he can help. Reach the firm online, or by phone at 559-713-0159. Our office is located in Visalia, Tulare County.