Woman killed in crash near Lemoore was a Fresno Co. Juvenile Correctional Officer

Courtesy: CHP Hanford

The Fresno County Probation Department has announced the woman killed in a crash near Lemoore served with the department for over 18 years.

It says Maria Mora-Torres was initially assigned to the Elkhorn Boot Camp Correctional Facility and joined the Juvenile Justice Campus after the boot camp program shutdown. The Department says, "Maria was passionate about her job, and wanted the best for not only the youth she served, but also her co-workers."

On July 7th, Maria and her 11-year-old daughter were killed after a crash near Highway 41 and Hanford-Armona road.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the family. Click the link if you would like to help:


California Highway Patrol officers are now investigating a crash that killed a woman and an 11-year-old girl Saturday afternoon.

It happened at Highway 41 and Hanford-Armona road, near Lemoore.

Officers say a 2015 red Honda Accord, driven by 44-year-old Maria Torres, was stopped at a red light, going westbound on Hanford-Armona Road, when the car went into the intersection against a red light and into the path of a Chevy Silverado going northbound on Highway 41.

The impact sent the car and truck into the path of two other vehicles waiting to turn eastbound.

Torres and the child died at the scene.

The driver of the Silverado complained about minor pain, but was not taken to a hospital.

The people in the two other vehicles were not hurt.

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