Madera County Collision Leaves One Man Dead
One person was killed as the result of a multi-vehicle collision in Madera County last Thursday.
The fatal crash took place around 2:15 p.m. on Avenue 12 and Road 34 ½.
Per reports, a Saturn Ion was driving east when it attempted to pass a Dodge Caliber.
The Saturn sideswiped the Dodge as a result, causing the Dodge to collide head-on with a Chevrolet Traverse.
Due to the impact, the Chevrolet rolled over.
Both occupants of the Saturn were ejected, one of which was Nicolas Renteria, 25.
Renteria and another woman were taken to Madera County Hospital with major injuries. Sadly, Rennteria died at the hospital.
In addition, the woman suffered multiple broken bones and a severed arm.
There was also a woman and two children in the Chevrolet that received treatment for pain.
Authorities shut down a portion of Avenue 12 as they worked at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Nicolas Renteria.
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.
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