Two Dead In Fiery Fresno Crash That Involved Three Cars, Possible Intoxication

A fiery crash involving three vehicles and an allegedly impaired driver in Fresno County has left two people dead and a family in mourning.

ABC 30 reported that the crash happened near the city of Tranquility on Wednesday, November 6th. Police and California Highway Patrol (CHP) investigators say that a Honda that was traveling on Colorado Road behind a Mercedes failed to brake when the driver of the Mercedes had applied their brakes.

According to Sgt. Lenny Sherman with the CHP, the evidence at the scene of the crash shows that the Honda had been traveling at a fair amount of speed and showed no indication of even applying the breaks when it rear-ended the Mercedes.

The initial impact caused the Mercedes to spin out of control and into the path of a pickup truck.  The secondary crash caused the Mercedes to catch fire with two people trapped inside the vehicle.  

The victims are identified as Janie and Nick Flocchini. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have arrested the driver of the Honda, who has been identified as Silvia Gonzales, 42.  Investigators say that she was allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana and another unidentified drug at the time of the deadly crash. 

The 38-year-old driver of the pickup truck and a 1-year-old child were also injured in the crash and were transported to an area hospital with minor to moderate injuries.  

No further information has been released at this time.

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