A 28-year-old Parlier man was killed Thursday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash southeast of Fresno, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The crash took place at 12:47 p.m. at the intersection of Road 72 and Avenue 432. The CHP said the victim was southbound on Road 72 in a Toyota Corolla as Mary Hull, 60, of Reedley, who was northbound on Road 72, attempted to turn west on Avenue 432. She drove into the path of the Corolla and collided with the left side of the victim’s car as he swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid the crash. The right side of the Corolla then slammed into a 2001 Ford pickup driven by Daniel Briceno, 24, of Visalia, who was halted at a stop sign on eastbound Avenue 432. The Corolla driver was fatally injured.
Of the passengers in the Corolla, Cindy Garcia, 28 of Orosi sustained minor injuries; Angelique Garcia, 4, of Orosi sustained major injuries, including head trauma; and Gracie Garcia, 2, of Orosi sustained minor injuries. All three were taken to Community Regional Medical Center.
Hull and Briceno did not require transport to a hospital, according to the CHP.