FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Authorities have released the identity of a man who was killed in a fiery two-car crash Thursday near Orange Cove.
The victim was identified as Hugo Hernandez, 18, of Reedley, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash took place around 5:15 p.m. near Manning and Jacobs avenues, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A vehicle traveling southbound on Jacobs Avenue failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with the other vehicle traveling westbound on Manning Avenue.
Officers said the two vehicles both went into the shoulder, crashed into a telephone pole, and caught fire. One driver died at the scene and the other was taken to the hospital.
Investigators do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the crash.