Jina Traxson, 66, Killed in Fresno Car Crash on Highway 168
FRESNO (March 20, 2018) – A woman killed after a traffic collision in the area of Highway 168 and Shields Avenue late Monday night has been identified as Jina Traxson, according to The Fresno Bee.
Coroner’s Office said Traxson was a 66-year-old Fresno resident who died after a multi-car accident on Highway 168 at Shields Avenue.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Traxson was driving a 1998 Acura when she collided with a 2015 Hyundai that was blocking the traffic on Highway 168 at the time.
The Hyundai was headed east when for an unknown reason its driver, 26-year-old Ramon Medina-Mata, lost control of his car. The Fresno man then drove onto the dirt embankment of the on-ramp, struck a center median wall and ended up in the right lane where he and the Acura ultimately crashed.
Fresno Car Crash on Highway 168 at Shields Avenue
Traxson was pronounced dead at the scene. The deadly wreck occurred at about 11:40 p.m.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that a 2015 Toyota operated by 40-year-old Marina Jurica Preston and a 2016 Dodge driven by 36-year-old Daniel Woodward became involved in the incident. Preston, of Fresno, and Woodward, of Clovis, were unharmed in the pileup.
The collision remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Ms. Jina Traxson during such a difficult time.
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A forensic examination of all the vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the tragic crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of Ms. Jina Traxson will likely be entitled to a wrongful death claim pending the results of the investigation. The claim will include a recompense for funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Fresno wrongful death lawyers today at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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