September 20, 2021

Fresno mother of 5 killed in 4-vehicle crash on Highway 41 the week before her wedding

FRESNO, Calif. — A beloved mother of 5 and soon-to-be bride was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 41 in Fresno on Monday.

Members of the family say 42-year-old Brandi Urena was the sufferer in the crash.

Her sister says she was at the intersection of Hwy. 41 and Central Ave. round 11:30 a.m. Monday, stopped at a purple mild, on her option to a job web site. She labored for United Well being.

In accordance with CHP, a 24-year-old man in a white Honda Perception was rushing down the freeway when he rear-ended Urena’s automotive.

The affect triggered a crash that concerned two different autos. A complete of 5 individuals have been concerned in the collision.

All of them suffered little to no accidents, besides Urena. She was taken to the hospital, the place she later died.

The tragedy comes simply days before Urena was set to be married at the Fresno County courthouse, with a celebration and honeymoon to observe.

(*5*) stated her aunt, Jennifer Nolan. “Was able to get her, her dress.”
Tuesday, her family members gathered to mourn her loss fairly than have a good time her love.

“Planning for a wedding, planning for a celebration, and life and death gets in the way,” stated Nolan. “It’s really unfortunate.”

It is nonetheless unclear if the man officers say was rushing will face any fees. Regardless, Urena’s household is pleading for individuals to take each precaution when getting behind the wheel.

“Please be present in what you are doing. Pay attention to what you are doing,” stated Nolan. “Because this is unnecessary and that is hard to recover from.”

A GoFundMe has been set as much as assist Urena’s household.