Raisin City, CA Two Car Collision, Sep 1991


By Pablo Lopez
McClatchy News Service.
Fresno - Five people were killed and two were injured in a two-car collision Monday morning near Raisin City.
The dead, all from Fresno, were identified by the Fresno County Coroner's Office as
SAUL MEDINA, 24; ANABEL FLORES, 24; and her sister, MARIA FLORES, 30; MIRNA ZACARIAS, 20, and her sister, SUSANA ZACARIAS, 16.
Those killed were riding together in a Ford Mustang that sped through a stop sign at about 6:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said. It was struck broadside by a Chevy Citation traveling at approximately 55 mph.
The impact caused both cars to swerve into the southwest corner of the intersection of Manning and Cornelia Avenues, where the Mustang struck and broke a telephone pole.
The impact from hitting the pole caused MEDINA to be pinned inside the Mustang and his four passengers to be ejected through a rear window, the CHP said.
Although the Citation was destroyed, the CHP said BERNABE ESPINO, 21, the driver, and JOSE ESPINO, 22, both of Orange Cove, Fresno County, suffered only minor injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sun California 1991-10-01