Kevin Willard Killed in Tuesday Crash on Grangeville Boulevard near 2nd Avenue
HANFORD (September 14, 2017) – On September 12, Tuesday, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Grangeville Boulevard near 2nd Avenue.
The Sentinel wrote the crash involved two drivers–local musician Kevin Blake Willard, and tractor operator Kevin Muirhead.
Primary investigation revealed the accident happened when Willard, driving in a Chevrolet Silverado, pulled out from the eastbound side in order to pass slower traffic. According to officials, Willard failed to get back into his lane on time, resulting in a collision against a westbound Peterbuilt tractor-trailer driven by Muirhead.
Hanford Fatal Accident, Tuesday
The California Highway Patrol officers responded to the accident scene around 7:50 a.m. They immediately rendered aid to the two drivers who both appeared injured. Furthermore, Willard was reportedly transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he later died.
Meanwhile, Muirhead was treated for sustained minor injuries.
As of later Thursday, the collision remains under investigation. Authorities said the participation of alcohol or drugs have been ruled out, and they are looking into other factors at this time.
We offer our condolences to the family members of Mr. Kevin Blake Willard, while our prayers remain with Mr. Kevin Muirhead.
It is necessary that motorists practice precautionary measures and follow traffic regulations while traversing the major roads. Factors such as speeding, distracted driving or negligence often play a role in the occurrence of traffic incidents. In this case, authorities are still gathering more information to determine what precisely caused the crash.
If you, or a loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorney Group with offices located in Kings County and all throughout California. Call us today at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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