One killed in Highway 41 crash near Riverdale

The Fresno BeeMay 19, 2014 

A man died in a crash on Highway 41 east of Riverdale Monday afternoon after the car he was driving spun out of control and hit a big rig traveling in the opposite direction, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred south of Laguna Avenue around 4:45 p.m. and caused highway closures for over two hours, Sgt. Joseph Bianchi said.

The car was traveling north when it lost control and collided with the southbound rig.

Two men who were passengers in the car suffered major injuries that were not life-threatening, Bianchi said. The driver of the rig sustained moderate injuries.

The CHP described the victim as a man in his 30s. No other information was available.

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