Francisco Prudente-Berdejo, 30, Killed in Fiery Car Crash Near Avenue 9 Saturday
Madera, CA (December 24, 2020) – On December 19, a fatal traffic collision occurred on State Route 145 just south of Avenue 9.
The Madera Tribune reported 19-year-old Parminder Singh of Kerman was behind the wheel of a 2017 Chevy Cruze. Singh was heading south on SR-145 with one passenger. For an unknown reason, Singh allowed the vehicle to drift into the opposite lanes.
Officials said the Chevy eventually crashed head-on into a northbound 2003 Lexus SUV with three occupants. Due to the force from the impact, the Cruze caught fire.
The unfortunate incident took place in daylight, in clear and dry conditions at about 12:30 p.m.
According to the news article published online, responding paramedics, following an evaluation, sadly pronounced the passenger from the Chevy dead at the scene. The California Highway Patrol group later identified the deceased as Francisco Prudente-Berdejo.
3 Injured After Head-on Car Accident in Madera, December 19
Meanwhile, Singh and the three occupants in the Lexus all suffered injuries as a result of the wreck. Rescue teams transported the patients to to Fresno area hospitals for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The precise cause of the tragic incident remained under investigation.
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