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Head-On Collision on Highway 41 Results in Fatality

FRESNO, CA (July 23, 2021) – A head-on collision on Highway 41 claimed the life of Matthew Hurst, late Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities responded to the incident where two vehicles collided head-on. Officers arrived to the scene near the Friant off-ramp around 4:30 p.m.

For reasons unknown, Hurst was heading southbound on the highway when he crossed over the center median and into oncoming lanes.

Shortly after, officers arrived and pronounced 50-year-old Matthew Hurst of Fresno, dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the other driver, described as a 56-year-old man received minor injuries from the crash.

However, the circumstances surrounding the head-on collision remain unclear, according to the CHP. At this time, the Fresno Police are still investigating the incident to determine further details.

Once available, more information will be given.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Matthew Hurst.


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