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Alleged drunken driver arrested in three deaths in Fresno Car Accident

Alleged drunken driver arrested in three deaths in Fresno Car Accident

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 26-Jun-2009

JUNE 24, 2009 - FRESNO - Three passengers in a Honda Civic were killed Wednesday night when their car was struck head-on by an alleged drunken driver southeast of Fresno, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The Fresno County Coroner's Office identified the passengers as Francisco Magana, 20, Virginia Garcia, 21, and Vivian Garcia, 14, all of Fresno.

The driver of the Civic, identified as Sergio Barrera Jr., 21, of Fresno, suffered major injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, the CHP said.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Jensen and Armstrong avenues about 9:30 p.m. Willie Rivera Jr., 32, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. His truck sideswiped a Ford pickup before hitting the Civic, the CHP said, and a Daewoo sedan was caught up in the crash.

The driver of the Ford, Shinder Randhawa, 51, and his passenger, Gagandip Randhawa, 25, both of Sanger, and the driver of the Daewoo, Maria Tostado, 26, of Fresno, received minor injuries, the CHP said.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Jensen and Armstrong avenues about 9:30 p.m. Willie Rivera Jr., 32, who was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. His truck sideswiped a Ford pickup before hitting the Civic, the CHP said, and a Daewoo sedan was caught up in the crash.

The driver of the Ford, Shinder Randhawa, 51, and his passenger, Gagandip Randhawa, 25, both of Sanger, and the driver of the Daewoo, Maria Tostado, 26, of Fresno, received minor injuries, the CHP said

Categories: Wrongful Death