Fatal Crash in Hanford Leaves Kingsburg Woman Dead

HANFORD, CA (July 20, 2021) – A fatal crash in Hanford claimed the life of a woman and injured Esteban Barreto on Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m., in the area of 6th and Excelsior Avenue. Dispatchers arrived in the area shortly after.

According to reports, a 2013 Toyota Camry was traveling on the road when a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup-truck ran a stop sign. As a result, the two vehicles collided at the intersection.

Due to the impact of the collision, responding emergency personnel declared the female passenger dead at the scene. She was only described as a 29-year-old woman from Kingsburg.

Meanwhile, 27-year-old Esteban Barreto of Kingsburg sustained critical injuries. Paramedics rushed him to San Jose Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

Medics say Barreto currently remains on a ventilator in the ICU. His family set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical expenses during this difficult time.

At this time, Hanford officials are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Esteban Barreto.


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