Melody Dias Killed, Armando Banuelos Hurt in Big-Rig Crash on Highway 43 [Hanford, CA]

45-Year-Old Woman Pronounced Dead after Head-On Collision near Fargo Avenue

HANFORD, CA (January 25, 2023) – Monday morning, Melody Dias was killed and Armando Banuelos was hurt in a big-rig crash on Highway 43.

The incident happened around 5:00 a.m., just north of Fargo Avenue.

According to reports, the driver of a Scion veered into the oncoming lanes and collided head-on with a big-rig. Due to the impact of the crash, the female driver of the Scion suffered life-threatening injuries.

Medics arrived and pronounced 45-year-old Dias dead at the scene. Meanwhile, paramedics transported the semi-truck driver, 72-year-old Banuelos to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Melody Dias.

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