Woman dies when pickup rear-ends car west of Ducor

A 49-year-old woman has died in a two-car accident west of Ducor, the California Highway Patrol said.

About 6:39 a.m. Monday, a red Toyota Corolla was heading east on Avenue 56 when the driver slowed to turn north onto Road 208.

A green Chevy pickup truck also heading east crashed into the Toyota from behind, resulting in the death of a passenger in the Toyota, the CHP said. The name of the victim was not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the pickup, an 18-year-old Earlimart man, told the CHP he did not see the car slowing down. His name was not released.

The case is under investigation.

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