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Kenneth Hockersmith, Don Hockersmith and Ronald Hockersmith Minkler Fatal Car Crash

Kenneth Hockersmith, Don Hockersmith and Ronald Hockersmith Minkler Fatal Car Crash

Kenneth Hockersmith Killed in Crash at Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue

MINKLER, Fresno County (August 6, 2018) – A driver killed after a traffic collision at Highway 180 and Frankwood Avenue Sunday has been identified as Kenneth Hockersmith, according to The Fresno Bee.

The 66-year-old Oakhurst man was a victim of a tragic accident which occurred on August 5 at around 1 p.m.

As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Clara Lemus stopped her a 2000 Toyota at the stop sign on Frankwood Avenue when at the same time Hockersmith was driving a Jeep west on Highway 180 approaching Frankwood.

Don Hockersmith and Ronald Hockersmith Badly Injured in Car Accident

Lemus allegedly drove forward in an attempt to cross Highway 180. She then struck the driver’s side of the Jeep which ultimately rolled over upon impact.

CHP affirmed that the Hockersmith died as a result of the wreck. His two 62-year-old passengers, Chico resident Don Hockersmith and Peoria, Arizona resident Ronald Hockersmith, were rushed to a Fresno hospital with moderate injuries.

Meanwhile, Lemus was not hurt in the crash. The two other occupants of the Toyota, 19-year-old Juan D. Hernandez and 12-year-old Richard Hernandez, were also unharmed. All three are from Lindsay. The incident remains under investigation.


We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the victims and their family members and friends during such a difficult time.


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A forensic examination of the Toyota and the Jeep, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with both cars, and whether or not one of the drivers was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by both vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.

Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family of Mr. Kenneth Hockersmith and Mr. Don Hockersmith and Mr. Ronald Hockersmith will be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Victims are entitled to seek a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, pain and suffering, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.

If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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