Fatal 3-Vehicle Collision Claims the Life of Daniel Bedolla and Leaves Others Injured

A traffic collision involving three vehicles took place early Friday morning, August 6th, in Porterville, CA. 

The collision happened just minutes after 3:00 a.m. on Highway 65 near Henderson Ave.

According to CHP, the tire failure of a box truck heading southbound caused it to slam into a guard rail. The truck, after coming to rest in oncoming traffic, was hit by a GMC and Honda.

By the time first responders arrived, the driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been ID’d as 21-year-old Daniel Bedolla. 

Additionally, Bedolla’s 23-year-old passenger was transported to Kaweah Health Medical Center with major injuries. The driver of the GMC was also 23-years-old and was airlifted to the same hospital. 

As a result, southbound lanes between Henderson and Olive Avenues on Highway 65 were closed while oil spilled from the truck was cleaned. 

Overall, the accident remains under investigation. 

Tips for after accident procedures:

  • Always stop at the scene 
  • Call 911 if there are any injuries 
  • Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
  • Exchange information with others involved and document everything 
  • Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
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