Serving the heart of California since 1892

The Madera Tribune

Man killed after crash into trees identified

Most newspaper content here is incomplete. Want it all? Sooner? Subscribe to our full print and online editions by calling (559) 674-4207 and get both for the price of one!

webmaster | 05/23/12

A Madera man who died in a crash Monday on Road 18 1/2 and Avenue 22 in Dairyland has been identified.

Elfrego Cuellar-Lopez, 44, was driving northbound on Road 18 1/2 when he lost control of his car and hit two large trees, Madera County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

California Highway Patrol officers estimated that Cuellar-Lopez was driving more than 70 mph and are investigating alcohol as a factor in the crash.

An open container of beer was found near the man wedged into the debris of the car. He was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected.


comments powered by Disqus