4 Fatally Injured in Semi-Truck Accident near Fairview Road

HOLLISTER, CA (August 18, 2022) – Sunday night, four members of the Biakanja family were killed in a big-rig collision on Highway 156.

The incident happened around 8:05 p.m., near Fairview Road on August 14th. Emergency crews were dispatched to the site of the accident shortly after.

According to reports, the Biakanja family was riding in a 2014 Tesla Model S when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a semi-truck.

There, officials pronounced 53-year-old Lisa Biakanja, 12-year-old Ben Biakanja, and the 14-year-old twins Leigh Biakanja and Lucy Biakanja dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the truck driver only described as a 39-year-old man also suffered minor injuries. Medics transported him to a Hollister hospital for further treatment.

In addition, the San Jose Firefighters have started a GoFundMe for the father of the Biakanja children to support the cost of their funeral.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Lisa Biakanja, Ben Biakanja, Leigh Biakanja and Lucy Biakanja. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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