One dead in crash near Ivanhoe, CHP says

TULARE COUNTY, California - One person died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Ivanhoe, the California Highway Patrol said.

Around 5:25 a.m., a call came in about a crash at the intersection of Avenue 344 and Road 164.

The driver of a Honda sedan was northbound on Road 164 south of Avenue 344 while the driver of a GMC pickup was westbound on Avenue 344 approaching Road 164, CHP said.

Road 164 has stop signs for northbound and southbound traffic, and Avenue 344 is a through roadway, CHP said. The Honda failed to stop at the stop sign and continued into the intersection into the direct path of the GMC.

The driver of the GMC was unable to avoid a collision, and the front of his vehicle collided with the right side of the Honda, CHP said. The impact caused the Honda to travel to the northwest where it crashed through a chain link fence and struck a parked vehicle at the residence located on the northwest corner of the intersection.

The right front passenger of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the GMC and a passenger in the Honda suffered minor injuries, CHP said. The driver of the Honda suffered major injuries. Everyone was transported to the Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment.

Neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash, CHP said.

Anyone with information about the crash should contact the CHP Visalia Area Public Information Officer Steve Beal at 559-734-6767.

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