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78-Year-Old Fresno Man Killed in Head-on Crash with 35-Year-Old DUI Suspect

FRESNO, CA — A fatal head-on car crash on Millerton Road near Marina Drive on Saturday, January 13, 2024, claimed the life of 78-year-old Fresno man John Tarter, according to KFSN.

DUI suspect Ryan Matthew Wayne Trevino, 35, also of Fresno driving his blue Chevy Silverado west on Millerton, when he veered onto the shoulder and then into the eastbound lane. His pickup collided head-on with Tarter’s white Toyota Tundra

Despite efforts to transport Tarter to an area hospital by ambulance from Lost Lake, where he was pronounced dead. A passenger in the Tundra sustained major injuries and is undergoing medical treatment.

Trevino, facing serious injuries himself, is currently hospitalized. Authorities are considering the possibility of charging him with murder due to his past DUI violations.

Wrongful Death

Even in cases where determining fault in a fatal car crash may appear a straightforward matter, the insurance provider for an at-fault driver can still present victims and their families with numerous pitfalls when seeking compensation. That is why the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove critical in helping grieving families secure the proper payout for a wrongful death claim, which can help relieve the burden of hospital bills, burial costs, and even loss of support toward dependents of the deceased.

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