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Fatal Head-on Vehicle Crash on Idaho Avenue and Highway 43, near Hanford

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, a fatal head-on SUV crash took place east of Hanford.  The suspected hit-and-run vehicle collision happened on Highway 43 and Idaho Avenue, at about 5:50 PM.

A black 2010 GMC Terrain, driven by a 49 year old Fresno man, was headed north on the Central Valley Highway.  At the intersection of Idaho Avenue, a white pickup truck driving westbound ran a stop sign and smashed into the SUV.


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The impact of the crash caused the Sport Utility Vehicle to swerve into the southbound lane of Hwy 43.  It crashed head-on into a green 1996 Toyota Avalon, driven by a 70 year old Clovis man.

The white pickup then fled the scene after the collision.  It was last seen headed north on the highway.

A 69 year old Fresno woman in the Toyota, was pronounced dead.

The Toyota’s driver, another passenger, and the GMC’s driver all suffered moderate to major injuries.

This collision requires much more investigation. Please let us help. Attorney John Rozier is your lawyer for all vehicle collisions, and wrongful deaths. Reach him at 559-713-0159, or contact on the web.