Fresno Bee: Fatal Accident

Fatal Accident
Fresno Bee
Section B2
July 15, 2004

(Picture Caption)
Richard Darby

Fresno Police Lt. Mike Guthrie walks past a car damaged after it slammed
into the rear of a tractor-trailer rig that had slowed in a construction
zone on Herndon Avenue in Fresno, police reported Wednesday. Hovig Apo
Saghdejian, 23 of Fresno, the driver of the car, was killed. Lt. Andy Hall
said Saghdejian was driving west on Herndon near Van Ness Boulevard when he
ran into the trailer, which was carrying a load of structural steel to be
dropped off at a construction project. Truck driver Larry Carbajal, 43, of
Porterville was shaken but not injured, Hall said. Hall said the victim, who
was not wearing a seatbelt, was still alive when medical emergency personnel
arrived but was declared dead a few minutes later. The accident happened
shortly after 9 a.m. The westbound lanes of Herndon between Van Ness and
Marks were closed for several hours.