Fatal Crash at Highway 65 and Tea Pot Dome Avenue
Luis Carlos has been ID’d as the man killed in a fatal head-on collision that occurred on November 6th in Porterville.
The crash took place at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday evening at Highway 65 and Tea Pot Dome Avenue.
Carlos, 53, was reportedly heading southbound in the northbound lane prior to hitting a Dodge Caravan head-on.
Both vehicles were traveling at least 65 MPH.
Unfortunately, Carlos died at the scene of the crash.
In addition, the driver of the Dodge was airlifted to Kaweah Health for treatment of major injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Luis Carlos.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality