Two Dead Following Accident on Highway 33

A head-on collision claimed the life of two people in Fresno County on May 2nd. 

The accident occurred at 2:43 p.m. that Monday on Highway 33. 

A Dodge Caravan and Dodge Ram pickup truck were among the vehicles involved. 

Natalie Shepherd and Matthew Culver were driving before crashing into southbound traffic. 

One of the vehicles became engulfed in flames as a result of the wreck. 

CHP shut down the southbound lanes for several hours pending investigation and cleanup. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Natalie Shepherd and Matthew Culver.

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

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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