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Dinuba woman dies in crash

A 58-year-old Dinuba woman was killed Friday in a traffic collision after pulling out in front of another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP officer Felipe Ibarra said the accident happened about 2 p.m. at Manning and Bethel avenues near Selma. The woman, traveling on Bethel and stopped at a stop sign, pulled into the intersection and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

She was taken by air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where she died. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Wreck kills Kerman woman

A 23-year-old Kerman woman was killed Friday after a truck failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with the vehicle she was in, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP officer Felipe Ibarra said the collision happened about 3 p.m. at Cornelia and California avenues. The woman was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected.

A man and two children were also in the vehicle. They were taken to Community Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. The driver and passengers in the truck sustained minor injuries.

2 die in fiery crash near Fresno

Two people were killed Friday in a fiery collision between a big rig and a pickup southwest of Fresno, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The big rig was going west on Lincoln Avenue about 8 a.m. when the driver of a pickup, which was southbound on Cornelia Avenue, ran a stop sign and drove in front of the big rig, the CHP said.

The big rig's driver, 53-year-old Joe Foster, was unable to stop and slammed into the pickup, which burst into flames.

The two occupants of the pickup died at the scene. Foster was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries.

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Fresno State limits students' units

Fresno State students will be limited to 16 units of classes during the early registration period that opens April 26, officials announced Friday.

The limit, which starts for the coming fall semester, prevents a student from enrolling or signing up on waiting lists for more than 16 units.

Authorities say some students are enrolling in more classes than they plan to complete, then dropping them after the semester starts.

In addition, new students -- freshmen and transfers -- won't register until June and July.

Memorial planned

A memorial service for Army Pfc. Nicholas Scott Cook, who died in combat last month in Afghanistan, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Crosspoint Church, 2518 N. Cedar Ave.

Cook, 19, grew up in Fresno and Montana and attended Kastner Intermediate.