3 Killed in Fresno Accident on Saturday Night


Three Killed in Fresno Car Crash near Cedar and McKinley Avenues

Three Killed in Fresno Car Crash near Cedar and McKinley Avenues

Fresno, California – Three people died following a Fresno crash that took place near Cedar and McKinley avenues late Saturday night, according to the authorities.

At around 11 p.m. March 20, Francisco Portillo, 20, of Fresno was driving on Highway 41 at a high rate of speed when he exited onto McKinley Avenue. A deputy saw the vehicle and turned his siren and emergency lights on to stop Portillo.

Portillo then sped off at a high speed and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Cedar. The black Chevy Camaro he was driving slammed into multiple vehicles at the intersection.

Authorities said at least seven vehicles were involved in the accident, which caused five of them to catch fire.

Three people died in the accident.

Portillo and his girlfriend, who was his passenger, were both taken to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center with critical injuries. A third person was also taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Authorities said the injured parties were in stable condition.

According to the report, Portillo is expected to face charges including vehicular manslaughter.

The accident is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.