A Tulare man died early Saturday morning in a crash north of Kettleman City when another driver fell asleep and then smashed head-on into his vehicle, the California High Patrol said.
The victim, 58, suffered blunt force trauma and died at the scene after his truck was hit by a sedan driven by a 36-year-old Fresno man, the CHP said.
The Tulare man was driving south on Highway 41, just north of Quail Avenue, when the Fresno man, who was driving north on Highway 41, drifted directly into his path, the CHP said.
The CHP said the Fresno man was driving a 2016 Isuzu. The Tulare man was driving a 1996 GMC. The names of the men were not released Saturday by the CHP.
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The accident was reported around 5:30 a.m. The CHP reported light fog was in the area. The Fresno man was transported to Community Regional Medical Center for a broken leg.
The CHP is investigating the accident and said it was unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.