One dead, two injured in car crash in southeast Fresno
One man is dead and another two are in critical condition from a high-speed crash late Saturday night in southeast Fresno.
It happened at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Kings Canyon Road.
A gray Toyota Tercel traveling southbound on Maple with two male occupants was struck by a blue Chevy Cruz that blew through a red light, according to Fresno Police Lt. Tim Tietjen.
Witnesses told police that the Chevy was speeding down Kings Canyon between 75-88 mph, Tietjen added.
The driver of the Toyota died at the scene, and his passenger was severely injured. The vehicle was struck at such a high impact that it flew toward a FAX bus stop nearby.
The Chevy, meanwhile, skipped over the cement median and slammed into fencing.
The driver of the Chevy was badly injury, too. He was the only person in that car.
Police are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.
There was also video surveillance that caught the crash. Tietjen said it will strengthen the case and will give a good idea of what happened.