Cardona was killed in a two-car crash at the intersection of Mount Whitney Street and Cedar Street around 7 a.m. Saturday.
The 14-year-old was deeply involved in softball, playing for the central California Dirt Dogs.In a statement, her team coach Marco Vazquez told Action News, “Marissa was the most humble, loving, player, teammate and friend you could have, whether she knew you or you were a stranger. Everyone we spoke to, she left a lasting memory of herself. Her teammates will miss her.” , her friends, her twin brother, and especially her dad Rocky Cardona who never missed a thing and was always by her side.”
The team is working to raise money for the family and is accepting donations through the Cash app and Venmo.
They’re also planning a fundraiser for a taco sale, this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 700 N 11th Avenue, Hanford.
Our original story follows.
A rollover accident in Fresno County killed a 14-year-old girl and left three others, including a 15-year-old girl, in hospital.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Mount Whitney Street and Cedar Street at about 7 a.m. Saturday.
California Highway Patrol officers say the collision was between two vehicles, a Lexus and a Honda Accord.The 14-year-old was an Accord passenger and her mother was heading west on Mount Whitney Avenue, approaching the intersection of Cedar Street.
The 15-year-old was a passenger in a Lexus as her mother was driving north on Cedar Street, approaching the same intersection.
CHP officers say the driver of a Lexus failed to stop at the stop sign at the entrance to the intersection and proceeded directly in front of the approaching Honda, resulting in the accident.
Both cars veered off the road through a chain-link fence and entered a dirt area at the northwest corner of the intersection.
Honda came to rest on its wheels; The Lexus flipped a few times and landed on its wheels.
A 14-year-old Honda was killed in the accident.
The 15-year-old passenger in a Lexus helicopter was flown to CRMC with life-threatening injuries.
The two adults were transported to CRMC by ambulance, each with serious injuries.
The CHP did not believe alcohol or drugs were factors, and all passengers had seat belts on.
They are continuing to investigate the incident.
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