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DUI suspected as passenger dies, driver injured in Fresno collision

One person died and a second sustained major injuries early Sunday in a collision at Ashlan and Palm avenues caused by a driver who was arrested for being under the influence, the California Highway Patrol reported. The woman who died was identified as Kelly Phetxoumphone, 23, of Fresno.

The crash took place just after 2 a.m. Lawrence B. Walker III was southbound on Palm Avenue in a Nissan and Kojne Biana Her, 23, was westbound in a Honda on Ashlan Avenue.

The CHP said Walker ran a stoplight and slammed into the Honda’s passenger Phetxoumphone died at the scene.

Her sustained major injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center. Walker sustained minor injuries. Walker was booked on the DUI charges.

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