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Manuel Landaverde DUI Crash Fresno County Highway 180 James Road

Manuel Landaverde DUI Crash Fresno County Highway 180 James Road

Manuel Landaverde crash Fresno County Highway 180

Manuel Landaverde, 21, Killed in Fresno County Car Crash on Highway 180

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (August 17, 2021) – Manuel Landaverde was killed after a DUI crash near Highway 180 and James Road in Fresno County.

The California Highway Patrol identified the 21-year-old Kerman man as the victim of the fatal collision which occurred on Monday evening.

The incident began when Manuel Landaverde was driving a Honda Odyssey east on Highway 180 in Fresno County. At the same time, a Ford Explorer was going west.

The driver of the SUV, 33-year-old Kerman resident Jorge Mira, drifted off the road and into the eastbound lane. He then slammed into the van head-on near James Road.

DUI Driver Jorge Mira, 33, Dead

CHP said Manuel Landaverde died at the scene of the Highway 180 crash. A Dodge pickup truck tried to avoid the collision but overturned in the process.

The passengers in the Odyssey, a 24-year-old woman, a 16-year-old, and a baby, sustained moderate to major injuries. The 60-year-old man operating the Dodge survived with moderate injuries.

Paramedics took the wounded patients to a hospital for treatment. FOX 26 News and Your Central Valley wrote that the accident took place on August 16 shortly before 6:30 p.m., west of Kerman.

Meanwhile, medical personnel pronounced Jorge Mira dead at the site. CHP believed that he was under the influence of alcohol when he hit the van.

The Fresno County DUI crash that fatally injured Manuel Landaverde is still under investigation. Officers forced the eastbound lanes of Highway 180 to shut down for several hours following the wreck.


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