Community Rallies Around Family Of Teen Who Was Killed In A Horrible Semi-Truck Accident
On Friday, September 27th, 2019 at around 7:00 p.m., 19-year-old Olivia Mendoza was driving westbound on Mountain View Ave in her Honda Civic. She was crossing the intersection of Mountain View Ave and Clovis Ave when the driver of a semi-truck, Andre Hill, failed to stop at a stop sign and hit her car.
The semi-truck was traveling at high speeds and the crash sent both vehicles spiraling out of control. The vehicles only stopped when both hit a second semi-truck, pinning the car between the two. Olivia did not survive the crash. Both semi-truck drivers were injured.
The police who responded have reported that Hill did not pass a sobriety test. They further allege that he was high on marijuana at the time of the accident. He has been arrested and charged with felony manslaughter and DUI.
The local community has supported the family of the teen, raising over $7,000 for her funeral and burial expenses.