Antonio Lopez Killed, Javier Cortez and Jaime Hernandez Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
EARLIMART, CA (January 27, 2020) – A man identified as 32-year-old Antonio Mejia Lopez died following a hit-and-run crash on Thursday, January 23.
The accident happened at about 7:00 a.m. on Avenue 56 west of Road 176.
California Highway Patrol said that three separate vehicles, a Honda Odyssey, a Chevrolet Silverado, and a Honda Civic, moved eastbound on Avenue 56. At the same time, a Mini Cooper traveled west on the roadway.
Officials said that it’s still not unknown what caused the initial crash. Yet they believe that the drivers of the Mini Cooper and the Chevrolet crashed head-on.
Lopez, the male driver inside the Mini Cooper, died at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet, identified as Javier Cortez, 45, and Jaime Hernandez, 30, had serious injuries. Paramedics rushed them to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
CHP said that the drivers in the two other vehicles fled the scene after the incident. The Honda Odyssey had been stolen.
Investigators are still looking for the two drivers to determine why they fled.
Officials urge any person with information on the whereabouts of the two drivers to call the California Highway Patrol at 559-784-7444.
Our deepest thoughts and regrets are with the loved ones of Antonio Lopez.
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