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Hanford: Deadly Car Accident on Highway 198

Hanford: Deadly Car Accident on Highway 198

Fatal Collision Near at SR-198 and 6th Avenue

Hanford, CA (May 17, 2023) – At least one person died following a traffic crash that occurred in the area of Highway 198 and 6th Avenue Wednesday evening, May 17.

Your Central Valley published an article online reporting a collision between a black Chrysler and a semi truck. Preliminary investigation revealed the big rig was heading north on 6th. As the semi approached the intersection on eastbound SR-198, the driver slowed down and prepared to make a right turn. Our sources indicated the Chrysler approached from behind the truck, and slammed into the back of the semi.

The catastrophic incident took place around 7 p.m.

1 Killed in Hanford Traffic Crash

When emergency crews arrived at the location, they found the person behind the wheel of the Chrysler suffering in serious injuries. Responding paramedics performed life-saving measures to the victim but they sadly succumbed to their injuries and passed away. Pending confirmation and notification of next of kin, the identity of the deceased remained undisclosed.

The driver of the big rig appeared unharmed after the collision.

At this time, detectives assigned to handle the case stayed at the scene the whole evening. They continue to investigate the precise cause of the fatal crash that happened at Highway 198 and 6th Avenue in Hanford.

Source: Your Central Valley News


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