A missing stop sign may have contributed to a fatal traffic collision Tuesday morning in the Pixley area, the California Highway Patrol reported.
A 54-year-old Earlmart man was killed.
The incident occurred about 11:51 a.m. The man was driving west on Wright Avenue, approaching Elm Street, in a 2001 Chevrolet. Juan Lopez, 24, of Pixley was northbound on Elm Street in a 2011 GMC.
Traffic on Elm Street has the right-of-way, but the CHP said a stop sign was missing on the east side of the intersection. The Chevrolet driver failed to stop at the intersection and was broadsided by the GMC.
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The victim’s identity has not been released by the Tulare County coroner.