Fatal crash on Highway 41 clogs traffic

A fatal crash on Highway 41 just south of Road 406 in Madera County is causing big traffic backups, the California Highway Patrol reported Wednesday afternoon.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes due to stopped lanes and intense traffic congestion. The CHP said it’s unknown how long it will take to clear the crash site.

The CHP traffic information website reported that three vehicles were involved in the crash. No additional details were immediately available.

This story will be updated.