16-year-old killed after pickup truck goes under semi-truck in Fresno County

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – One person was killed after a pickup truck went underneath a semi-truck in Fresno County on Thursday, according to the CHP.

The crash took place shortly before 7:00 p.m. near the 5000 block of South Walnut, west of Easton.

Officers say a commercial big-rig was traveling north on Walnut and entered the intersection into the path of the pick-up, which was traveling westbound on Jefferson, and both vehicles collided.

Officers say the pickup truck was pinned underneath the semi-truck. Fresno County Fire worked to extract the driver of the pickup truck from the wreckage but the 16-year-old behind the wheel did not survive the crash.

According to the CHP, the driver of the big rig was cooperative and uninjured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

UPDATE: This article has been updated to correct the victim’s age.

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