Coalinga Family Killed in Crash Identified
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Criminal charges are pending against the driver who caused a head on crash that killed three family members Tuesday. 77-year-old Donald Fisher, 74-year-old Arlene Fisher, and their 55-year-old son, Brian Fisher, all died when a vehicle crossed over a center divider on Jensen Avenue. The couple moved to Coalinga from New York about ten years ago to be near another son who works at the Pleasant Valley State Prison. Neighbors tell Action News Brian Fisher moved in with them less than a year ago.
Community members say Donald Fisher was an active volunteer with several organizations, including the R.C. Baker Memorial Museum. "He used to come down and volunteer his time and his energy. He was cleaning and helping and doing whatever he could because he was so passionate about the museum," said museum curator Stephanie McHaney.
The California Highway Patrol says the driver of the other vehicle, 32-year-old Manuel Casillas, will face criminal charges related to the crash. At this point in the investigation, it's unknown whether those charges will be misdemeanor or felony.
crimetracker, coalinga, local, amanda perez
- Harlem explosion, collapse leaves 2 dead, 17 hurt 34 min ago
- Malaysian military says missing jet changed course
- Fresno couple wins $1 million on scratcher
- Arrest made in Tulare County officer-involved shooting
- Surveillance video released in Hanford murder
- No time added for killer of Atwater prison guard
- 5-alarm fire destroys SF building under construction
- Photos: Massive fire damages vacant building in SF
- Mariposa is putting limits on marijuana grows
- Noticeable drop in Valley flu cases
- New painkiller 10 times stronger than Vicodin
- Athletes embracing "extreme" exercise trends
- Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network
- Tiger Cubs make big debut at Fresno Chaffee Zoo