Fresno Co, CA (August 17, 2020) –  A passenger was killed during a DUI car accident along Highway 198 on the afternoon of Saturday, August 15th.

Initial incident reports filed by local law enforcement show that 28-year-old Francisco Munoz, a resident of Los Angeles, was driving a silver Toyota Corolla that was heading eastbound along SR-198. As Munoz got close to the stretch of road near Parkfield Grade, he lost control of the vehicle and spun out into a dirt causeway.

Police logs indicate that the accident took place at about 4:10 p.m.

When emergency first response crews arrived at the scene of the accident, they discovered that the passenger in the front seat had sustained critical injuries during the crash. 

Emergency medical personnel transported the injured victim to a local trauma center, but the passenger died along the way. The name of the deceased victim remains unreported at this time, as police are awaiting confirmation and the notification of their next of kin.

In the meantime, Munoz is reported to have suffered moderate injuries as a result of the accident. Local law enforcement officers placed Munoz under arrest after they determined that he was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This accident is still under professional inquiry by crash investigators from local law enforcement officers at this time.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Fresno County

Fresno Co, CA - Passenger Fatality in SR-198 Crash

An average of 3,000 fatal car crashes takes place on the roadways and highways of California every year. Although this fatality rate is high, it also shows a reduction of just over 12% in the state’s vehicular fatality rate from the previous decade.

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