Two dead in South Valley crash involving farming vehicle, CHP says

Two people were killed in a South Valley crash involving a farming vehicle Friday night.

A tractor trailer collided with a Cadillac sedan on Grangeville Boulevard and 7th Avenue east of Hanford just before 8 p.m., killing two people. According to preliminary California Highway Patrol reports, the Cadillac ran a stop sign while traveling north on 7th Avenue.

The driver and a passenger in the Cadillac died. The driver of the tractor trailer had minor injuries.

The CHP closed a portion of Grangeville Boulevard to investigate the crash.

A power pole also was struck, and Southern California Edison was called to investigate.

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado is a journalist at The Fresno Bee. He covers the people and places experiencing economic and social inequity for The California Divide media collaboration. He grew up in the southern San Joaquin Valley and has a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from Fresno State.