Two Pronounced Dead after Wrong-Way Accident near Alta Avenue

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (April 28, 2023) – Late Tuesday morning, Joe Alvarez and Analiea Alvarez were killed in a head-on collision on Highway 180. Authorities responded to the scene around 11:20 a.m., near Alta and Frankwood Avenue. Per reports, the driver of an eastbound Jeep Liberty crossed the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic. As a result, the Jeep collided head-on with a westbound Chevrolet pickup-truck. The impact ejected the 33-year-old driver of the Jeep, Joe Alvarez, onto the road. Officers say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, authorities pronounced him dead at the scene. Meanwhile, medics airlifted his 13-year-old daughter, Analiea Alvarez to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. First responders also rushed the driver of the Chevy, 44-year-old Christopher McAlster of Woodlake, to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. McAlster’s passengers, ages 16 and 4, were not harmed.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Joe Alvarez and Analiea Alvarez.
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