Heirs of woman killed in Selma accident file wrongful death suit against driver

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 25, 2018

FRESNO – The children of a woman killed in a Selma auto accident allege the driver that struck the woman's vehicle was driving while under the influence.

FRESNO – The children of a woman killed in a Selma auto accident allege the driver that struck the woman's vehicle was driving while under the influence.

Leroy Cervantes Jr. and Lillia Cervantes filed a complaint on June 14 in the Fresno County Superior Court against Tyler Banks and Does 1 through 25 alleging wrongful death.

According to the complaint, on May 3, Esperanza Cervantes was driving her vehicle near the intersection of Nebraska and Bethel Avenue in Selma when she was struck by defendant Banks' vehicle. The suit states the collision ultimately caused her death.

The plaintiffs allege Banks was operating his vehicle while under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcohol and driving at a high rate of speed.

The plaintiffs seek judgment for all damages, prejudgment interest costs of suit, and such other and further relief as the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by Amy R. Lovegren-Tipton of Law Office of Amy R. Lovegren-Tipton APLC in Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG02149

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