Speeding DUI Driver Crashes into Pole at Barstow and Contessa Avenues Killing 2 and Injuring One
FRESNO, CA (April 25, 2022) – Two men died in a DUI accident at Barstow Avenue and Contessa Avenue in northwest Fresno, early Saturday morning.
The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. on April 23 just near Island Water Park. According to the Fresno Police Department, a dark-colored Jeep carrying four men speeding northbound on Barstow Avenue near Contessa Avenue when it struck a power pole.
Responding officers found the Jeep in the middle of the roadway with major damage. The four men were ejected, two of them were in a nearby dirt field.
Despite life-saving efforts, two of the men died at the scene.
Officers said one of the men ran off, while the third patient was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition.
Alcohol and speed were a factor in the crash. About 1,500 PG&E customers were affected by the power outage.
At this time, an investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
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