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Ricardo Vega Injured in Head-On Crash on Avenal Cutoff Road in Kings County

Pleasant Valley State Prison Officer Ricardo Vega Injured in Fatal Kings County Car Accident on Avenal Cutoff Road

Kings County, California (October 18, 2019) – Pleasant Valley State Prison Officer Ricardo Jesus Vega was hospitalized Friday morning after a traffic accident that also left one person dead in Kings County, authorities said.

The fatal crash took place at about 6:25 a.m. Friday, October 18 on Avenal Cutoff Road, just south of Gale Road.

According to the authorities, an Avenal State Prison officer was driving southbound on Avenal Cutoff Road when she attempted to pass a vehicle and for an unknown reason,  her 2007 Toyota Camry collided head-on with a 2013 Chevrolet Bolt that was traveling in the opposite direction. Due to the impact, one of the vehicles burst into flames.

Vega who was the driver of the Boltsustained two broken legs and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno

The Camry driver was declared dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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