Truck Crashes into Friant Kern Canal, Kills 1

Porterville, CA (May 9, 2018) –An accident on the morning of May 9 has killed a Delano woman. The fatal crash happened on at the Friant Kern Canal in Porterville.

The woman was a passenger in a Chevy Silverado driven by 31-year-old Manuel Aguirre of Earlimart. He was driving the truck on Avenue 24 when he crossed over into the adjacent lane. He crashed into a bridge abutment over the Friant Kern Canal.

The truck crashed into the canal and landed into the water. Aguirre was able to to swim to shore, but the female passenger died at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Aguirre suffered moderate injuries. He was arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.

Any time there is a fatal accident, an extensive investigation will be conducted by law enforcement. As part of the traffic collision investigation, the authorities will take photos of the accident scene, compile measurements at the scene and collect any other relevant evidence which may aid investigation of the crash.

Once the evidence has been compiled and assembled, an investigation team will review the accident cause, which could conclude the use of alcohol or drugs by one or both drivers, vehicle speed, roadway obstructions and other factors.

Once the negligent party or parties have been identified, the accident victim’s family may be able to pursue a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit against all responsible parties.

If you or a loved one were in a vehicle accident, call the Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Nadrich& Cohen today. We are available to provide you with a free case evaluation. Let us answer all of your questions. Call us today at 1-800-718-4658.