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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash in Fresno County, near Caruthers

August 28, 2014- A four vehicle collision leaves three people fatally wounded and others injured, in Fresno County.  The multiple car accident occurred northeast of Caruthers, on Thursday, at about 6:30 PM.

Blaze Gottfried, of Clovis, was driving a Apria Healthcare medical truck west on Floral Avenue.  The freightliner came to the intersection of Floral and Elm Avenue, and failed to stop at the posted stop sign.

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The truck collided into a Chevy Avalanche SUV that was traveling north on Elm Ave.  The big rig then smashed into a 1997 red Chrysler Town and Country van.  And the Chevrolet hit a Nissan Cube, driven by Jennifer Toste, of Riverdale.

Three people in the Chrysler van died at the scene of the crash.  A fourth person in the Town and Country suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

Toste, the driver of the Nissan, sustained minor injuries.  Her passengers; Cynthia Toste, and Mea Cole, also of Riverdale, also received minor injuries.

The medical truck’s driver, Blaze Gottfried, was said to be uninjured.  While the driver of the Chevy ran away on foot after the collision.  He is still said to be at large.

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