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Deadly Car Accident near Dakota Avenue Results in 2 Fatalities

FRESNO, CA (August 10, 2021) – Wednesday afternoon, a multi-vehicle crash claimed the life of Magal Bhatti and Todd Lyman.

According to the CHP, the incident happened around 4:40 p.m., on Clovis Avenue near Dakota Avenue.

Investigators say Lyman was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer when he veered right on the roadway and struck a curb. The impact caused him to lose control and strike a fire hydrant.

Afterwards, the Trailblazer careened into a parked Toyota Camry, pushing two other vehicles in a nearby dealership.

The 32-year-old Camry driver identified as Magal Bhatti, died at the hospital due to major injuries.

Authorities also say 53-year-old Todd Lyman not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. As a result, he was ejected onto the road and pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time, the California Highway Patrol is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Once available, more information will be released.


Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Magal Bhatti and Todd Lyman. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.


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