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Elias Navarro and Rene Rocha Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Orange Belt Drive near Avenue 184 in Tulare County

Elias Navarro and Rene Rocha ID’d Victims Injured in Tulare County Fatal Crash on Orange Belt Drive near Avenue 184

Tulare County, California (August 20, 2019) – Elias Navarro, 61, and Rene Rocha, 20, of Terra Bella, have been identified as the victim injured in a fatal crash on Friday evening, August 16, in Tulare County, police said. The accident took place at around 6:00 p.m. south on Orange Belt Drive, north of the intersection at Avenue 184.

According to the police report, Navarro was driving a 2012 Dodge pickup truck behind a 2000 Saturn sedan south on Orange Belt Drive. Rocha was driving a 2014 Honda Civic south of the Avenue 184.

The driver of the Saturn stopped suddenly, and the Dodge rear-ended it. The force caused Saturn to rotate on its wheels and into the path of the Honda. The Saturn and Honda collided head-on.

63-year-old Porterville man, the driver of Saturn, and his passenger died at the scene of the crash.

Navarro was taken to Sierra View Medical Center in Porterville for a cut to his forehead. Rocha also sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

We wish all injured victims a full recovery.

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