Fresno, CA (August 20, 2020) – A man was killed during a car accident at the intersection of Chateau Fresno Avenue and Highway 180 on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 19th has finally been identified.

According to the Fresno County Coroner’s Office, the male who died following the car accident was Joe Faz, a 68-year-old resident of Sanger.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol concluded that, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Faz was a passenger in a small Chevrolet SUV that was stopped in a westbound turn lane along Highway 180 when the vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer was also heading down Highway 180 when the operator neglected to see the Chevrolet, which had stopped in a turn lane and was waiting to make a lefthand turn onto Chateau Fresno Avenue.

The tractor-trailer then swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with the Chevrolet headfirst in the middle of the intersection. 

As indicated in a report that was published by a local news source, emergency medical personnel reported to the scene of the accident where they pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Local fire and rescue crews also extricated the female driver from the wreckage of the SUV. She was transported by emergency medical personnel to Community Regional Medical Center. Her condition was listed as critical.

The name of the injured victim has not been disclosed. In the meantime, officers from the California Highway Patrol confirmed that the operator of the tractor-trailer remained unharmed during the accident. 

The driver did pull over following the collision and has fully cooperated with crash investigators thus far.

This accident is still under professional inquiry by local law enforcement officers.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Joe Faz, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

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Fresno, CA - Joe Faz Killed in Crash on Hwy 180

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