The California Highway Patrol reported Thursday that a Fresno man died in a collision Wednesday evening at Highway 41 and American Avenue and that a 41-year-old Fresno man and a 15-year-old boy riding with him sustained major injuries.
The man was identified by the county coroner as Edwin Romero, 28, of Fresno.
The CHP said that about 7:45 p.m., Romero, in a 1994 Mercury Cougar, was westbound on American and ran the stoplight at Highway 41, driving into the path of a southbound 2007 Lincoln pickup carrying the man and boy.
The collision caused the Lincoln to overturn and the Mercury to slam into a power pole.
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Firefighters extricated all three people and Romero, described as in his 30s, was dead at the scene. An investigation will determine if drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash.