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Fed-Ex truck slams into elderly couple south of Fresno. Man killed, CHP says

The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident involving a Fed-Ex van near American Avenue and Golden State Boulevard on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal accident involving a Fed-Ex van near American Avenue and Golden State Boulevard on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

An elderly man who was driving with his wife through a tricky intersection died Saturday afternoon after his vehicle was hit by a Fed-Ex truck.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Victor Taylor said a 64-year-old man was taken from the crash site at Golden State Boulevard and American Avenue to Community Regional Medical Center, where he later died.

Earlier, firefighters had to extricate the man from his 1999 brown Toyota Corolla after the driver’s side was slammed into by the delivery truck.

The wife, 58-year-old Eufrosina Fructuosa Guzman Ramirez, suffered non-life threatening injuries and also was admitted into the hospital, the CHP said.



Taylor said it’s unclear why the man in the Toyota drove onto the delivery truck’s path. The man was traveling east to west on American Avenue and trying to cross two lanes of north-bound Golden State Boulevard.

There is a stop sign for traffic on American Avenue. There is not a stop sign for traffic on Golden State Boulevard, which has a speed limit of 55 mph.

The accident was reported just after 2 p.m.

Taylor said the driver of the delivery truck would be OK.

CHP said drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Staff writer Ashleigh Panoo (@AshleighPan) contributed to this report.
Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado: 559-441-6304, @cres_guez
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