3 Killed, 2 Seriously Injured in Kings County Crash on Highway 43 Near Nevada
KINGS COUNTY, CA (April 1, 2021) – A car crash killed three people and seriously injured two others along Highway 43 in the rural Kings County.
According to The Fresno Bee and FOX 26 News, the tragic accident occurred on Thursday evening. Officers reported the wreck at about 6:20 p.m. between Hanford and Corcoran.
The incident happened when a Toyota 4Runner was traveling at a high rate of speed north on Highway 43 near Nevada Avenue in Kings County. At the same time, a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was going south.
The Toyota then swerved into the southbound lane and slammed head-on into the Chevrolet. The California Highway Patrol said the 4Runner caught fire upon impact.
Fiery Head-On Collision Between Hanford and Corcoran
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded and pronounced the motorist in the Toyota dead at the scene. Two girls riding the Tahoe, aged 16 and 12, also died at the crash site.
The male driver of the Chevrolet and his third passenger, a 9-year-old boy, sustained major injuries in the wreck. Medical personnel rushed them to Kaweah Delta hospital in Visalia for treatment.
The names of the deceased and wounded parties have not been yet released. Meanwhile, officials forced Highway 43 to shut down for about three hours following the fiery accident.
The tragic Kings County crash is still under investigation.
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