Lisandro Santos Died in Highway 99 Crash; Wrong-Way Driver Arrested

 Lisandro Santos Died in Highway 99 Crash; Wrong-Way Driver Arrested

Porterville Man, 21, Killed in Crash; Saul Saldana Armenta Arrested DUI

TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (April 26, 2024) – Lisandro Santos, 21, of Porterville, died in a crash on Highway 99 involving a suspected wrong-way driver, just north of Betty Drive in Tulare County.

The two-vehicle collision occurred at around 3:10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23rd, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials were alerted by a 911 call about a wrong-way driver traveling on Highway 99 in Tulare County, according to a report by Your Central Valley News.

The Visalia CHP sent deputies to the area and they came upon a two-vehicle collision involving the alleged wrong-way driver.

Saul Saldana Armenta, 20, of Fresno, was reportedly driving a 2015 Dodge Charger southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 99. The vehicle crashed into a 2022 Honda Civic driven by Lisandro Santos as the car approached Betty Drive.

The 21-year-old Porterville man sustained fatal injuries in the collision. There is a GoFundMe for the family of Lisandro Santos who died just over a week before his 22nd birthday.

Finally, police arrested Saul Saldana Armenta on DUI and other charges.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Furthermore, Johnson Attorneys Group hopes this news information is timely and helpful. Additionally, if you would like to contribute any information, add a GoFundMe page or have legal questions, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 as soon as possible. Our personal injury law firm is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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