Two people who died in a car crash east of Fresno have been identified as Higinio Ibarra, 59, and Maria Ibarra, 57, both of El Centro, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said. They were husband and wife.
The collision between their car and a big rig occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Shields and Leonard avenues.
A Toyota Camry heading south on Leonard stopped at a stop sign, then pulled into the intersection when it was hit by the big rig traveling west on Shields, said CHP Sgt. Joseph Bianchi.
The truck had the right-of-way as there's no stop sign on Shields at the intersection.
The driver of the Camry and the passenger died at the scene.
The driver of the big rig is from Fresno and attempted to stop before the collision, Bianchi said.
There was no initial indication that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
"It looks like an unfortunate accident," Bianchi said.