Fresno, California – The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has disclosed the identities of the people who were killed in a car accident near Friant on Friday morning, March 13.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly collision happened at Millerton Road and Bellagio Road near Millerton Lake at about 1:30 a.m.
The police said 64-year-old Ty Wood Sr., was driving a Nissan pickup northbound on Millerton Road when he drifted into the opposite lanes and collided head-on with a southbound Toyota Camry driven by 60-year-old James Vang, of Fresno.
Ty Wood Sr, a resident of Coarsegold, was killed in the accident.
James Vang was seriously injured in the accident and was flown to the hospital for treatment. Vang’s right front male passenger, 50-year-old Nao Y. Moua, was also injured in the accident and was taken to CRMC for treatment.
The three women were identified as 60-year-old Shor Xiong, 54-year-old Koua Vang Xiong and 74-year-old Mai Yang. All were residents of Fresno.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the Fresno CHP information officer at 559-705-2200.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.