26-Year-Old Female Driver Arrested after Fatal Crash near Zerker Road in Delano
DELANO, CA (May 14, 2020) – Early Wednesday morning, 44-year-old Yadira Gonzalez died in a traffic accident on Highway 155.
Officers responded just before 5:30 a.m., near Zerker Road. Responders described the involved vehicles as a Honda Civic, driven by Gonzalez, and a Chevrolet Cruz, driven by Reane Demery.
Authorities say the Chevy and Honda collided head-on. In addition, the Honda’s engine landed in a nearby almond orchard.
Reports revealed that the two drivers were the only occupants of their vehicles. Responders flew Gonzalez and Demery to Kern Medical Hospital for further treatment of life-threatening injuries.
Due to the impact of the collision, Gonzalez was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
In addition, officers later arrested 26-year-old Demery of Bakersfield, on suspicion of felony DUI.
At this time, the events leading up to the collision remain unclear. Once available, more details will be given.
We would like to extend our sincere sympathies and thoughts to the loved ones of Yadira Gonzalez during this difficult time.
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