FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man is dead and two others received major injuries after a crash that took place Sunday evening in Fresno County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP says around 8:30 p.m. they responded to a traffic collision on Highway 180 near south Sonoma Avenue.
Upon investigation, authorities learned a Mustang was traveling eastbound on Highway 180 ahead of a Camry traveling in the same direction. It was then when a Chevrolet Malibu traveling westbound sideswiped the Mustang and crashed head-on into the Camry.
The man driving the Malibu was ejected into the roadway and the vehicle became engulfed in flames, according to investigators.
Officials say the ejected man was airlifted to a local hospital – where he was later pronounced dead. The person driving the Mustang and the unrestrained woman driving the Camry were both transported with major injuries.
California Highway Patrol officers say no passengers were in any of the vehicles and it is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash.