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Genaro Fernandez of Norwalk Confirmed As Victim In Deadly Nevada Crash That Claimed Four Other Family Members

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The names of five Southern California family members killed in a deadly Southern Nevada traffic crash have been released and one of them is from Norwalk.

The Clark County coroner‘s confirmed that 41-year-old Genaro Fernandez of Norwalk was among those killed in the horrific accident.

The others who perished included  49-year-old Raudel Fernandez-Avila and 53-year-old Belen Fernandez, both of Lynwood. The other two family members who died were 13-year-old Angela Sandoval and 45-year-old Leonardo Fernandez-Avila, both of Los Angeles.

Coroner’s spokeswoman Jennifer Demers says their relationships were not immediately known.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the victims were with two other family members in a van that was struck by an SUV Saturday on Interstate 15, some 30 miles southwest of Mesquite.

Trooper Loy Hixson says the others are hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

SUV driver Jean Soriano of California was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He had been living temporarily in St. George.

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  • Joe Mendiola says:

    Genaro was a coworker of mine at a pipe manufacturing plant in Santa Fe Springs. He was a hard worker often putting in long hours. His was always a cheerful disposition. I can remember him yelling “Botes, botes!” referring to the plastic bottles and cans he collected from us after breaks so he could recycle them for extra money. My deepest condolences to his family. Que descanses en paz, Pollo. Ya estas con Dios.