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Fresno County Fatal DUI Head-On Crash Highway 180 James Road

Fresno County Fatal DUI Head-On Crash Highway 180 James Road

Fresno County crash Highway 180 James

2 Killed, 4 Injured in Fresno County Crash on Highway 180 and James Road

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (August 16, 2021) – A DUI crash killed two people and injured several others on Highway 180 in Fresno County.

According to the FOX 26 News and Your Central Valley, the tragic accident occurred on Monday evening. Officers reported the wreck shortly before 6:30 p.m., west of Kerman.

The incident began when a Ford Explorer was traveling west on Highway 180 near James Road in Fresno County. At the same time, a Honda Odyssey was going east.

The California Highway Patrol said the SUV went off the road and swerved back onto the highway. The Ford then crossed over into the opposite lane and struck the van head-on.

Drunk Driver Hits Van Head-On

A Dodge pickup truck tried to avoid the collision but rolled over in the process. The 21-year-old man driving the Honda and the male driver of the Explorer died at the scene.

The passengers in the Odyssey, a 24-year-old woman, a 16-year-old, and a baby, sustained moderate to major injuries as a result of the collision.

The motorist in the truck, a 60-year-old man, survived with moderate injuries. Paramedics rushed all patients to a hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, CHP believed that the man operating the SUV was under the influence of alcohol when he struck the van. The fatal Fresno County crash is still under investigation.

Officers forced the eastbound lanes of Highway 180 near James Road to shut down for multiple hours following the wreck.

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