Fresno County officials identify man killed in head-on crash near Mendota

May 04 2021 05:30 pm

FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — The Fresno County Coroner has identified the person that was killed in a head-on crash near Mendota Monday.

Aristeo Castro, 73 of Mendota, died at the scene of the crash Monday. The crash happened around 11:15  a.m. on Highway 180 near Sonoma Avenue.

The city of Mendota has confirmed Castro is the grandfather of Mendota Mayor Rolando Castro.

California Highway Patrol officers said a Ford truck and Honda Civic crashed head-on after the truck had some type of mechanical failure that caused it to crash into the car, killing the driver of the Honda.

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