Teen Killed After Driver Crashes Into Palm Tree on Avenue 23 1/2

Sidney Kelley Arrested for Felony DUI in Fatal Chowchilla Accident

Fatal Car Crash, Fatal Accident, Fatal Car Accident

Chowchilla, CA (May 8, 2019) – A teen girl was killed after a drunk driver crashed into a palm tree in Chowchilla. The fatal accident occurred on the evening of May 8 on Avenue 23 ½.

Police attempted to pull over a motorist who witnesses saw was driving “all over the roadway.” The driver, 20-year-old Sidney Kelley of Oakland, sped off. She ran a stop sign and rear-ended another vehicle. At one point, she reached speeds of 105 mph.

Kelley and her teen passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Fresno, hit a palm tree on Avenue 23 1/2. The passenger was not wearing a seat belt. The police officer gave her CPR, but she died at the accident scene.

Kelley was injured and taken to a local hospital. She was driving without a license and under the influence of drugs. She was arrested for felony DUI, felony evading causing a fatal injury, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license

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

Nadrich & Cohen is an active donor and supporter of several local MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) chapters throughout California.


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