Fiery Crash on Highway 43 in Kings County Kills Three People Including Two Children
KINGS COUNTY, CA (April 2, 2021) – Three people were killed in a fiery accident on Highway 43 Thursday night, April 1.
The crash happened around 6:20 p.m. just north of Nevada Avenue, a few miles from Corcoran. According to the California Highway Patrol, a Toyota 4Runner was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed approaching a Chevrolet Tahoe heading in the opposite direction. CHP officials said there were three children in the Chevrolet.
The driver of the Toyota crossed over into the path of the Chevrolet. The driver of the Chevrolet tried to avoid hitting the Toyota but the vehicles collided head-on. The impact sent both vehicles off the highway and into the embankments on each side. The Toyota flipped over and burst into flames.
As a result, the driver of the Toyota died at the scene. Authorities only identified him as a 44-year-old man from the Cutler/Orosi area.
Two children in the Chevrolet, a 16-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl, also did not survive.
The Chevrolet’s driver, a 45-year-old Corcoran man, and a 9-year-old boy both suffered major injuries. Paramedics transported them to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a factor in this crash. Further investigation is underway.
We extend our deepest condolences to the grieving families and friends of the victims.
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