Mother Natalie Shepherd, Daughter Savanah Fagundes, Another Person Die in Coalinga Head-On Crash
COALINGA, CA (May 5, 2022) — Three people died, including a mother and young daughter, after a head-on crash on Highway 33 near Sutter Avenue on Monday afternoon.
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office identified two of the victims as 39-year-old Natalie Shepherd and her two-year-old daughter Savanah Fagundes. A third person killed in the crash has not yet been identified.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the two-vehicle crash occurred around 2:40 p.m. Under unclear circumstances, police responded to the scene after the Dodge Ram pickup Shepherd was driving had been involved in a head-on crash with a Dodge van.
As a result of the impact, the truck caught fire and became engulfed in flames.
Shepherd and Fagundes died at the scene. One person in the van also died, but police did not release their identification yet.
At this time, officers believe either distracted driving or someone trying to pass up the other driver contributed to the accident.
However, an ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash should confirm any unclear details.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the bereaved family and friends of Savanah Fagundes, Natalie Shepherd, and the unidentified victim.
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