CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A Tesla driver died after a head-on crash with a Chevrolet Silverado Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened around 10:10 p.m. near Highway 168 and Shepherd Avenue.
CHP says the driver of the Tesla Model Y was a 32-year-old man from Prather who was headed east on Highway 168 lost control and crashed head-on into a 59-year-old man from Prather driving a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up, who was driving westbound Highway 168.
Investigators say the Tesla was engulfed in flames after the crash. The driver died at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to a local hospital with major injuries. It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, CHP says.