57-Year-Old Man Dead after Wrong-Way Collision near Tenaya Way

FRESNO, CA (August 8, 2022)  57-year-old Jim Fuentes lost his life Friday night, after a head-on collision on North Fruit Avenue.

The incident happened just after 9:00 p.m., near Tenaya Way on July 29th.

According to reports, Fuentes was driving a Scion in the left most southbound lane of Fruit Avenue. For unknown reasons, he veered to the opposite lane and crashed head-on into a Nissan Altima.

The impact of the collision caused life-threatening injuries to Fuentes before medics pronounced him dead at the scene. Following preliminary duties, authorities said Fuentes was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Meanwhile, EMS crews rushed the unidentified 15-year-old driver of the Nissan to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, authorities have no further information about the cause or factors leading up to the fatal collision. However, Fresno police officials are currently investigating the crash and will release updates once they become available.

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Jim Fuentes. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

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