Lisa Pena, 45; and Daisy Figueroa, 35, Seriously Injured in Madera Head-On Crash
MADERA (February 29, 2020) – One was killed and two others were seriously injured a traffic collision along Highway 145 early Saturday near Madera Ranchos.
California Highway Patrol identified the two wounded victims as Lisa Deanna Pena, 45, of Madera; and Daisy Figueroa, 35, of San Ysidro.
The incident began when Pena and Figueroa were riding as passengers in a 2003 Honda Accord traveling east on Highway 145. At the same time, a 2015 Chrysler 300 was headed west.
Officers said in an attempt to pass another vehicle, the Chrysler moved into the eastbound lane. In the process, the Chrysler then collided head-on with the Honda.
The Accord spun clockwise and stopped while the Chrysler plowed through a barbed wire fence off the north shoulder of the highway upon impact.
Woman, 35, Killed in Madera Crash Highway 145 Near Road 38
According to reports by The Fresno Bee and ABC 30 News, the Chrysler rolled over, came to a rest in a cattle pasture and ultimately caught fire.
CHP affirmed that the 37-year-old Madera woman driving the Honda died at the scene. Paramedics rushed Pena and Figueroa to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno with major injuries.
The male operator of the Chrysler was also pronounced dead and his passenger was also hospitalized with major injuries. The fatal accident occurred at about 2:40 a.m., east of Road 38.
Meanwhile, officers forced Highway 145 to shut down for approximately four hours following the wreck. The tragic incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information can call the Madera area CHP office at 559-675-1025.
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