The victim who died as the result of a fatal crash that happened on January 10 in Porterville has been identified.

Maria Herrera, 69 of Porterville, died as a result of the crash. The crash happened when a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica approaching Main Street failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a 2016 Mercedes sedan traveling northbouund on Main Street crossing Gibbons Avenue.

Both the driver and Herrera, who was a passenger, were pinned inside the Mercedes and had to be extricated by Porterville Fire Personnel. The driver sustained minor injuries. Herrera died as a result of the crash.

The driver of the Pacifica, Rebecca Inman, 27 of Porterville, and a passenger in the vehicle also sustained injuries as a result of the crash. The passenger sustained moderate injuries.

Inman has been charged with homicide, gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI of alcohol causing injury with a blood alchohol level above .08. 

Porterville Police reported it was found Inman’s alcohol level was .19, more than double the limit.

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