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Valentin Barba, 2 children Hurt in Highway 99 crash that killed 3 people near Madera

Valentin Barba, 2 children Hurt in Highway 99 crash that killed 3 people near MaderaPablo Barba, 67, Catalina Barba, 69, Killed in Crash with Wrong-Way Driver,  Samantha Pena, 24

MADERA, Calif. (July 30, 2018) — Valentin Barba, 26, and two boys, ages 12 and 13, suffered major injuries Sunday morning in a collision that killed three other people on Highway 99.

Police say Samantha Pena, 24, of Fresno, was driving the wrong way in a 2010 Toyota Corolla on the southbound side of the highway and crashed into a 2006 Ford Explorer occupied by five family members.

The collision took place about 3 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Pablo Barba, 67, who was driving the Ford, and Catalina Barba, 69, both of Orange Cove, died in the crash along with Pena. Catalina Barba had been in the back middle seat of the vehicle. All occupants of the Ford were wearing their seat belts.

Traffic Accident Investigation

At this time, it appears that the wrong-way driver caused this collision.

We extend our prayers to the families of those who died in this horrible crash. We also extend our prayers to those who were hurt in hopes of a full recovery.

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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