Breaking: CHP On Scene Of Deadly Crash At Hwy 41 And American

Two PG&E Power Poles Destroyed By Crash

The California Highway Patrol is at the scene of a fatal accident at Highway 41 and American Avenue.
Sgt. David Salcido of the CHP says two vehicles were involved, a blue Lincoln pickup truck and red Mercury Cougar.  Salcido says the pickup was proceeding through the intersection at normal speed and had a green light and the right of way.  According to witnesses the Cougar was driving westbound on American and ran a red light, striking the truck.   The driver of the Cougar was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, believed to be in his mid 20,s was the driver and lone occupant of the vehicle.
The Lincoln was carrying two passengers, an unidentified male who suffered major injuries, and a 15-year old passenger who suffered moderate to major injuries. Both vehicles came to rest in a nearby orchard after they each struck a PG&E pole. All lanes remain open at this time, but authorities are asking motorists to avoid the area as the Coroner and PG&E emergency crews are expected to arrive soon.

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