A Parlier man died Wednesday morning after his van was rear-ended, causing him to lose control and crash into a light pole, said Parlier police Sgt. Thomas Rodriguez.
The crash occurred on Manning Avenue just east of Madsen Avenue in Parlier around 6:40 a.m. The Parlier man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as Hilario Hernandez, 53. He was wearing a seat belt and was the only occupant of his vehicle.
Rodriguez said Hernandez’s van was hit from behind by a silver BMW driven by another man in his 50s, who was not injured. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. The roads were wet at the time of the crash but there was no fog, Rodriguez said.