One woman and one man killed in a Parlier two-vehicle crash

Two people died Monday night in a two-vehicle collision near Parlier, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The crash took place around 8:30 p.m. on Mendocino Avenue about a mile and a half south of Manning Avenue, CHP spokesman Victor Taylor said.

A male driver was traveling north on Mendocino in a Dodge 3500 when he collided with a southbound Dodge Caravan driven by a woman. Both drivers were traveling alone and are believed to have died on impact, Taylor said.

It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the incident, Taylor said.

The drivers were identified Tuesday by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office as Miriam Hernandez Palomares, 28, of Selma, and James Steele Jr., 57, of Madera.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98