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Intoxicated Driver Causes Fatal Car Crash on North Fork Drive, in Tulare County

On Friday, August 18, 2017, a DUI car accident killed one and injured others, near Three Rivers.  The Tulare County rollover auto collision took place on North Fork Drive, at about 8:00 PM.

20-year-old Vanessa Murillo, of Tulare, was driving a blue Hyundai Elantra southbound on North Fork Drive.  The vehicle was carrying four passengers; Tanya Cisneros, Casandra Diaz, Joshua Delariva, and an unidentified man.


As the Hyundai drove around a curve at 60 mph, north of Highway 198, Murillo lost control.  The automobile veered onto a dirt shoulder, then spun out crossing both lanes of the road, and hit a boulder.  The Elantra then overturned and hit a tree, where it came to rest on its roof.

Delariva who was a passenger in the backseat was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cisneros and Diaz suffered moderate to major injuries; including broken bones.  Murillo sustained minor injuries and was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

The fourth passenger fled the scene on foot.

The three backseat passengers were reported to have not been wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

This collision requires much more investigation. Please let us help. Attorney John Rozier is your lawyer for all vehicle collisions and wrongful deaths. Reach him at 559-713-0159, or contact on the web.