Unless you've experienced something similar, it is difficult to imagine how families feel after the sudden loss of a spouse, child or parent in a motor vehicle crash. Preventable deaths like this happen every day in California, like a recent truck accident southeast of Fresno that killed the driver of a car.
The man was driving to Orosi to drop off his wife and two young daughters before going to work at a Dinuba food processing plant. Investigators said the driver of a fully-loaded tractor-trailer, which had just come from the same plant, did not yield at a stop sign near Reedley. Authorities believe the father then made a decision to protect his family at the expense of his own life.