Jeff Nazaroff was a few soccer subject away from his work web site when the crash killed him.
He had additionally misplaced a 14-year-old son in a drunk driving collision 14 years in the past.
The workday was virtually executed for Nazaroff.
The 59-year-old wanted to navigate one final intersection to get his dump truck again to residence base.
He had no cease signal. Perpendicular site visitors did.
However a Jeep did not cease.
“The Jeep broadsided the truck,” stated CHP officer Sean Duncan. “The truck was pushed off the roadway right into a entrance yard of a residence the place the truck hit a tree. The driving force of the truck sustained deadly accidents whereas the motive force of the Jeep, she did not have any accidents in any respect.”
Nazaroff was an enormous Fresno Grizzlies fan and a season ticket holder who deliberate to be at Chukchansi Park Friday for Opening Day.
As an alternative, his spouse is planning his funeral.
She’s executed this earlier than, in 2008, when their son, Tommy, died in a drunk driving crash within the Kerman space.
After Thursday’s collision, CHP officers arrested 22-year-old Zdeineb Juarez Calderon for driving drunk, ignoring the cease signal, and killing the elder Nazaroff.
Calderon wasn’t even imagined to be driving any extra after an arrest for DUI simply two months in the past.
“She has not been convicted of that cost but, it hasn’t gone by means of the courtroom system,” Duncan stated. “Nevertheless, she was driving that automobile with out a license. It had been suspended.”
Neighbors say the crash might’ve been worse, however a tree in entrance of the home on the nook protected six folks inside the house.
Crews minimize down the broken tree Friday.
Neighbors are hoping the county will step in to guard them now at an intersection the place the CHP has recorded 20 collisions within the final 11 months.
Mallory Rainier says a four-way cease signal could possibly be a begin.
“It would assist,” she stated. “Hopefully it might sluggish folks down some. Clearly final night time the cease signal did not make any distinction.”
Calderon must publish a $112,000 bond to get out of jail.
As a result of she hasn’t been convicted of her February DUI, attorneys inform Motion Information that prosecutors in all probability will not be capable to cost her with homicide.
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