1 Killed, Jose Vargas Jr Injured in Suspected DUI Porterville Crash on November 22

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One Killed in Porterville Traffic Collision on Road 152 near Avenue 168

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One Killed in Porterville Traffic Collision on Road 152 near Avenue 168

Porterville, California – One person was killed and another injured in a suspected DUI Porterville collision on November 22, according to CHP.

Just before 4:38 a.m., CHP said a 41-year-old man from Earlimart was driving a white 2007 Chevrolet Uplander northbound on Road 152 when, for unknown reasons, he swerved into the path of oncoming vehicles and collided-on with a southbound white 2020 Ram 3500 towing a cattle trailer.

The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Chevrolet, identified as Jose Vargas Jr., 31, was taken to Kaweah Delta Hospital with moderate injuries.

The other driver, Gerardo Perez, 64, of Porterville, was not injured.

CHP said DUI is suspected in the collision, which remained under investigation.

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.