ORANGE COVE, California (KSEE/KGPE) – One person is dead following a two-car crash and fire just south of Orange Cove Thursday, according to the CHP.
The crash took place around 5:15 p.m. near Manning and Jacobs avenues.
According to the CHP, a vehicle travelling southbound on Jacobs Avenue failed to stop for a stop sign and collided with the other vehicle travelling westbound on Manning Avenue.
Officers say 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.
Crash investigators do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the crash.
The victim was identified as Hugo Hernandez, 18, of Reedley, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.