Gloria Barajas, Brenda Quinonez : “Mother, Daughter Killed in Car Accident: DUI Driver Involved in Fatal Crash on Road 56 Near Reedley”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Mother and daughter tragically lost their lives in a car accident on Sunday night in Fresno County, California. The victims have been identified as Gloria Jamie Barajas, 55, and Brenda Quinonez, 35, both residents of Reedley. The incident occurred on Road 56 near Avenue 430, when a suspected DUI driver, Blake Benham, 43, of Dinuba, drifted into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a blue Nissan Rogue SUV occupied by four people.

Emergency medical services were called to the scene, but unfortunately, two individuals from the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining two occupants sustained critical injuries and were rushed to Community Regional Medical Center by ambulance. As of now, their identities have not been released. Benham, the alleged DUI driver, suffered only minor injuries and was treated by paramedics. He was subsequently arrested and booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility, where he is facing charges of driving under the influence and manslaughter.

This devastating accident serves as a tragic reminder of the dangers of drunk driving. The community is mourning the loss of Barajas and Quinonez, a mother and daughter who were taken from their loved ones far too soon. The impact of their lives will be deeply felt by those who knew them.

In light of this incident, it is crucial for individuals to prioritize responsible and safe driving practices. Driving under the influence not only endangers the lives of those behind the wheel but also innocent individuals sharing the road. Authorities and organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) continue to work tirelessly to raise awareness about the consequences of impaired driving and advocate for stricter laws to protect communities from such tragedies.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is encouraged to come forward and contact the authorities. Furthermore, if you would like to contribute to the victims’ families or have any legal concerns related to this incident, please reach out to Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-(855) 703-4186 for assistance. The law firm is dedicated to supporting victims of accidents and promoting road safety.

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