A woman killed Monday afternoon when she crashed head-on into a pickup on Highway 41 near Children’s Boulevard in Madera County was identified by the Madera County Sheriff-Coroner’s office as Sharon Marie Mangeri, 50, of Fresno.
The crash took place after a CHP officer attempted to pull Mangeri over for a traffic violation. Additional information from the CHP about the incident was unavailable.
Around 3 p.m. Monday, a CHP officer spotted a tan sedan driving north on Highway 41 near Children's Boulevard at a fast speed. Traffic southbound was heavy, but Mangeri swerved her vehicle into the southbound lane as the CHP officer pursued her, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Josh McConnell. She hit a blue Chevrolet sedan, spun out of control, then collided head-on with a gray Dodge.
McConnell said the Chevrolet and Dodge drivers sustained minor injures, and did not need to go to the hospital. Mangeri died at the scene.
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It was unknown if alcohol was a factor, and the crash remains under investigation, McConnell said.