Amber Alva Obituary, Death – Tragedy struck on the morning of June 17 when a fiery high-speed crash claimed the life of a man near Sanger, and now, the Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim.
The devastating incident unfolded at approximately 3:00 a.m. at the intersection of Bethel Avenue and Highway 180. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound on Highway 180 when it collided with a Honda Odyssey from behind. The impact caused the Odyssey to lose control, careen off the roadway, and collide with a tree. Tragically, the Honda immediately burst into flames, resulting in the death of the driver.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has officially identified the driver of the Honda Odyssey as 49-year-old Martin Hernandez, a resident of Sanger. The community mourns the loss of a valued member, and the hearts of many go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.
CHP investigators have determined that the primary factors contributing to the crash were unsafe speed and reckless driving. The collision serves as a painful reminder of the importance of exercising caution and responsibility while operating a vehicle.
In a significant development, the driver of the Dodge Charger involved in the collision has been identified as 23-year-old Amber Alva, also from Sanger. Authorities have taken her into custody, and she now faces legal consequences for her alleged involvement in the fatal crash. Alva’s court date has been scheduled for June 29, when she will be held accountable for her actions.
As the community grieves the loss of Martin Hernandez and supports his grieving loved ones, this tragic event serves as a somber reminder of the consequences that reckless driving can have on the lives of individuals and their families. May this incident prompt us all to prioritize safety and responsible behavior on the roads, ensuring that such heartbreaking incidents are prevented in the future.