The California Highway Patrol is seeking help in finding a truck and driver involved in a fatal accident in Kings County last month.
The collision happened about two weeks ago at Highway 43 and Idaho Avenue.
Betty Kelley, 69, of Fresno, died at Adventist Medical Center in Hanford.
The CHP gave this account:
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About 5:50 p.m. on Jan. 28, a black 2010 GMC Terrain SUV was heading north on Highway 43 and approaching the intersection of Idaho Avenue.
At the same time, a 1996 Toyota Avalon was heading south on Highway 43.
A white truck – believed to be either a pickup on lifters or a farm vehicle – was heading west on Idaho and approaching the stop sign at Highway 43.
Someone knows him or her. All we’re asking is for people to do the right thing.
John Tyler, CHP officer
The driver failed to stop and collided with the GMC Terrain SUV, the CHP said.
The collision pushed the GMC into the other lane, where it collided head-on with the Toyota, injuring two passengers and killing Kelley. The driver of the SUV was also injured.
The driver of the white truck fled and was last seen driving north on Highway 43.
The CHP interviewed neighbors and looked for surveillance video but found no clues, and it’s asking for the public’s help in finding the truck and the driver, said Hanford CHP Officer John Tyler.
“We’re trying to get to the bottom of it,” Tyler said. “Someone knows him or her. All we’re asking is for people to do the right thing.”
The truck would be dented in the left front, and there would be black paint on it from the SUV, he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Hanford CHP at (559) 582-0231.