Two-Vehicle Crash near American Avenue Left One Dead, Two Injured

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (August 4, 2023) – Early Wednesday evening, a rear-end crash on Clovis Avenue claimed the life of Yadira Ruby Pineda.

According to California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred on August 2nd, at around 5:45 p.m. in the area of Clovis Avenue and American Avenue.

Investigators claimed that a 2021 Honda Accord was traveling at a high rate of speed along southbound Clovis before hitting an Isuzu box truck.

The impact of the collision caused the Accord to shear off the truck’s rear axle and sent it 15 feet beneath the truck.

Due to the crash, the Honda’s passenger sustained fatal injuries upon impact and died at the scene. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased female passenger as 32-year-old Yadira Ruby Pineda of Selma.

Meanwhile, paramedics transported the driver – 31-year-old Jesus Acevedo Arana of Caruthers – to a hospital where he remains in critical condition. Police said the box truck driver sustained minor injuries from the crash.

Arana will be placed into custody for suspected DUI and felony vehicular manslaughter once released from the hospital.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Their deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Yadira Ruby Pineda.

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