Woman killed by suspected DUI driver in rear-end crash on Highway 41 identified

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — The woman who was killed by a suspected DUI driver in Fresno County Saturday night has been identified.

The video above is from an earlier story and will be updated.

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified her as 65-year-old Mary Hardin of Helotes, Texas.

Officials say Hardin was in the Central Valley serving as part of a Mormon Missionary.

The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of northbound Highway 41 and Manning Avenue.

The California Highway Patrol says a Nissan and a Camaro were stopped at the intersection’s light when a man driving a Ford pickup truck rear-ended the Nissan, pushing it into the Camaro.

The woman driving the Nissan, now known as Hardin, died at the scene. An unidentified man in the car with Hardin was rushed to the hospital with significant injuries.

The man driving the Camaro and the Ford driver were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities arrested the man driving the Ford pickup for driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.