IDENTIFIED: Clovis Woman Helena Rhinehart Killed in Fatal Crash on HWY 168

By | September 6, 2023

The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the Clovis woman who died in a crash on Highway 168 as 37-year-old Helena Rhinehart. The accident occurred at 3:00 a.m. near Ashlan Avenue, when a Dodge driver lost control and collided with Rhinehart’s Nissan, resulting in both drivers being trapped in their vehicles. The Dodge driver, a 23-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. Stepheny Price reported

Clovis Woman Identified as Victim in Fatal Crash on Highway 168

Fresno County Coroner’s Office Confirms Identity of Deceased

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the Clovis woman who tragically lost her life in a devastating crash on Highway 168 in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to reports from local news sources.
The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Helena Rhinehart, a resident of Clovis.
The fatal incident occurred at approximately 3:00 a.m. on eastbound Highway 168 near Ashlan Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Authorities have stated that a 23-year-old male driver, operating a Dodge vehicle, was also involved in the collision and sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge lost control of their vehicle, resulting in a collision with Rhinehart’s Nissan. Both drivers became trapped within their respective vehicles as a result of the impact.
Emergency services swiftly arrived at the scene and extricated both drivers from their vehicles. They were then transported to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, and the CHP is actively working to determine the factors that led to this tragic incident.
Highway 168 is a major commuter route, and collisions along this stretch of road have been a cause of concern for authorities. The CHP is urging all motorists to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations to ensure road safety.
This tragic accident has sent shockwaves through the local community, with friends and family mourning the loss of Helena Rhinehart. She was known for her vibrant personality and her strong ties to the Clovis community.
Local authorities are reminding drivers to remain vigilant, avoid distractions, and drive responsibly to prevent further accidents on our roads.


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