8 killed in fiery head-on crash identified by family’s statement

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Photo Top Left: Top (Left to Right): Brooke Pulido, Daniella Ayala, Giada Pulido Bottom (Left to Right): Anthony Ayala, Mia Pulido, Camila Ayala, Jonah Pulido

Photo Bottom Right: Gabriela Verdin

FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — The victims of the crash that killed nine on Highway 33 Friday have been identified.

Brooke Pulido, Daniella Ayala, Giada Pulido, Anthony Ayala, Mia Pulido, Camila Ayala, Jonah Pulido, and Gabriela Verdin were killed in the fiery head-on crash near Avenal Friday night according to a statement released by the family Monday.

The sole occupant of the other vehicle involved in the crash, Daniel Luna, 28 or Avenal, was identified Saturday according to investigators.

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The crash remains under investigation.

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