Two people dead after fatal car accident in Kings County

The accident happened on State Route 43 on Monday night

KINGS COUNTY, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol investigated the scene of a double fatal accident in Kings County Monday night. The crash happened at Highway 43 and Idaho Avenue at around 8:30PM near Hanford. 


Investigators say one of the saddest things about the accident is that it probably should not have happened. A vehicle was reportedly traveling northbound on State Route 43 at the posted speed limit.


That's when investigators say another vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Idaho failed to yield at the stop sign. The two vehicles collided. Two occupants of the SUV killed. Investigators say alcohol may have played a role.


"Alcohol is suspected on the driver of the white pickup and an officer is responding to the hospital to proceed with that investigation," said CHP Sergeant Jose Guiterrez.


The victims in the SUV are one adult male and one male teenager. The CHP says the drive of the pickup has been taken to the hospital for observation. No names have been released. Officers aren't saying what charges the driver of the pickup may face.

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