Mother and daugh­ter killed in crash are iden­ti­fied

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News - BY MAR­I­LYN CASTANEDA mcas­[email protected]­

A mother and young daugh­ter who were killed Satur­day in a foothill crash in Fresno County have been iden­ti­fied.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded to High­way 168 and Vine­yard Lane near Prather around 9:50 a.m. for a crash in­volv­ing two ve­hi­cles, with at least one of the ve­hi­cles turned on its side.

CHP spokesman Vic­tor Tay­lor said two fe­males — a woman and a ju­ve­nile — were pro­nounced dead at the scene and another child was flown to Com­mu­nity Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in crit­i­cal con­di­tion. Hours later, the Fresno County Sher­iff-Coro­ner’s Of­fice re­leased the names of the two killed.

They are Laci Wil­son, 29, and her 8-year-old daugh­ter Rea­gan Wil­son. Wil­son’s 4-year-old son was in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at the hos­pi­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to the sher­iff’s of­fice, the fam­ily lives in Prather. Wil­son’s hus­band and their 7-year-old son were not in the ve­hi­cle at the time of the crash.

Ac­cord­ing to Tay­lor, Wil­son and her chil­dren were trav­el­ing west on High­way 168 in­side a 2007 GMC Yukon. Wil­son’s ve­hi­cle sud­denly veered to the right against an em­bank­ment, which caused the ve­hi­cle to slide on its left side.

As the Yukon slid, it crossed over into the op­po­site lane and crashed into a 2019 Ford F150. The Ford hit the front win­dow and roof por­tion of the Yukon.

A 58-year-old woman was driv­ing alone in the Ford . She suf­fered mod­er­ate in­juries and was taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal, ac­cord­ing to the CHP.

Tay­lor said the vic­tims were wear­ing seat belts. In­ves­ti­ga­tors do not be­lieve al­co­hol or drugs played a fac­tor in the crash.

Both east­bound and west­bound lanes were shut down.

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