A driver in California may face severe charges after his involvement in a fatal crash in Fresno. Nine people were killed, seven of them children. My Journal Courier reports.
The crash happened on New Year’s Day. Two families were traveling in a Ford F-150 on State Route 33 in Fresno County with many children in the vehicle. The other vehicle involved in the crash, a Dodge, went off the roadway for unknown reasons and overcorrected, causing a head-on collision. The Ford caught fire due to the crash and killed seven children and two others.
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According to the report by the NTSB, the driver of the Dodge had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit, had no driver’s license, and may have been high on marijuana at the time of the crash. However, the NTSB and the California Highway Patrol are continuing with further toxicology testing. The report states that both drivers may have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Given the grave nature of the crash, they are likely waiting on the results of these tests and to finish their analysis before proceeding with pressing charges. We wish to extend our sincere condolences to the families and hope that justice is done in this tragic case.