Vehicle Crash on Avenue 18 1/2 Left One Fatality

MADERA COUNTY, CA (April 19, 2022) – Sunday morning, a fiery head-on collision on Highway 99 left one person dead, police said.

Around 12:30 a.m., the officers responded to the crash area on southbound Highway 99 north of Avenue 18 1/2.

Furthermore, the investigation showed that a white GMC pickup driver traveling the wrong directions in the southbound lanes.

Consequently, the pickup collided with a gray SUV headed southbound on Highway 99, causing the white GMC pickup to burst into flames.

The CAL Fire crews responded and put out the fire. Afterward, the police declared one person deceased inside the vehicle.

The California Highway Patrol did not yet identify the victim who died at the scene.

Meanwhile, four occupants in the SUV suffered moderate-to-major injuries and were transported to Community Regional Medical Center for further treatment.

Moreover, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

The factors leading up to the fatal crash are under active investigation by the CHP.


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