23-Year-Old Man Killed, One Injured in Auto Accident on Phelps Avenue

FRESNO, CA (July 18, 2022) – Sunday morning, Edgar Ayala Saldana sustained injuries in a crash near New Coalinga Municipal Airport.

The fatal collision happened around 1:00 a.m., on July 10th near Phelps Avenue. However, the circumstances leading up to the incident remain unclear.

For reasons under investigation, the driver of an off-road vehicle lost control and overturned. Upon impact, the driver suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

In addition, 28-year-old Saldana suffered moderate injuries.

Crews closed the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. At this time, an active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway. Once available, more information will be provided.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May you find comfort and strength during this time.


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