Veronica Avalos ID’d as Corrections Officer Killed in Kings County Car Accident on Avenal Cutoff Road near Gale Avenue

Ricardo Vega Injured in Car Crash on Avenal Cutoff Road near Gale Avenue in Kings County


Kings County, California (October 18, 2019) – The woman who was killed in a fatal head-on collision in Kings County on Friday morning was identified as a female correction officer from Hanford.

The accident happened on Avenal Cutoff Road near Gale Avenue at about 6:25 a.m.

As per the report, 41-year-old Veronica Avalos, a corrections officer at Avenal State Prison, was driving a Toyota Camry southbound on Avenal Cutoff Road when she collided head-on with a second car.

One of the cars reportedly caught fire after the collision.

Avalos was killed in the collision.

The driver of the second vehicle, Ricardo Jesus Vega who works at Pleasant Valley State Prison, suffered serious injuries in the crash and was flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

No further information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.