Passenger Killed and Saul Ceja Hurt in Kings County Accident on Highway 198 and 2nd Avenue
KINGS COUNTY, CA (January 7, 2021) – Tuesday night, a person died and 51-year-old Saul Ceja suffered injuries in a crash on Highway 198 and 2nd Avenue.
The rollover crash occurred at about 5:50 p.m. westbound on Highway 198, west of 2nd Avenue.
According to the preliminary investigation, Armona man Mr. Ceja drove a 1998 Toyota occupied with a female passenger.
They traveled west on Highway 198 near 2nd Avenue at around 65 mph, revealed spokeswoman Shasta Tollefson.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old Visalia man driving a 2017 Hyundai also went in the same direction at a speed greater than 65 mph. The Hyundai rapidly overtook the Toyota from behind.
Afterward, the Hyundai’s front crashed with the Toyota’s rear end in the number two lane of Highway 198.
As a result, both vehicles went off the road, toward the northwest. Then, the Toyota rolled over several times until it landed on its left side.
Afterward, the 56-year-old female passenger in the Toyota, an Armona resident, died at the scene.
Also, responders took the Toyota driver to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment.
On the other hand, the Hyundai stopped near Toyota in an orchard along the highway.
The authorities continue to investigate the crash. However, the CHP does not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role.
Moreover, they are urging anyone with information about the crash to call Officer D. Saldana with the CHP’s Hanford Area Office at 559-582-0231.
Sweet Lawyers sends our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim. We also hope for the speedy recovery of Saul Ceja.
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