Fiery two-car crash on High­way 41 kills one

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News - BY CRESENCIO RO­DRIGUEZ-DEL­GADO cdel­[email protected]­ Cresencio Ro­driguez-Del­gado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez

A man was killed early Sat­ur­day morn­ing in a crash that caused his ve­hi­cle to go up in flames on High­way 41.

The Cal­i­for­nia High­way Patrol re­sponded to High­way 41 and La­guna Av­enue around 4:12 a.m. for a ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent and re­ported that one of the ve­hi­cles was on fire. A Hum­mer and a Hyundai were in­volved in the crash, ac­cord­ing to CHP Sgt. Nathan Hunt.

He said the Hyundai driver, who was not iden­ti­fied, was trav­el­ing south on High­way 41 while the Hum­mer was trav­el­ing north. For an un­known rea­son, the driver of the Hyundai drove onto the north­bound path of the Hum­mer, caus­ing the crash.

A 50-year-old man who was driv­ing the Hum­mer was taken to Com­mu­nity Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter by he­li­copter with ma­jor in­juries fol­low­ing the crash, Hunt said. la­guna ave

“It was a pretty se­vere col­li­sion,” he said.

The crash hap­pened east of Riverdale. Hunt said it’s be­lieved there were no wit­nesses to the crash. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact the Fresno area CHP at 559-705-2200.

A road clo­sure was set up at High­way 41 at Ex­cel­sior Av­enue due to the crash, but traf­fic was flow­ing as of 9 a.m.

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