Father Killed in Accident on Ashlan Avenue

An impaired driver caused a deadly traffic accident in Fresno Sunday evening, June 19th. 

CHP reported that the driver of a truck drifted into opposing traffic, slamming head-on into a Nissan sedan. 

The Nissan was driven by a man, his wife and one of their two children. 

It was around 7 p.m. when the crash took place on Ashlan Avenue.

Sadly, the father was declared dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld at this time. 

The wife and child suffered unspecified injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. 

Authorities also arrested the other driver on suspicion of DUI. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

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