A head-on crash in Madera County forced authorities to close off all lanes of Highway 41 near Valley Children's Hospital Monday afternoon, Caltrans said.
CHP says head on collision killed 1 person. Minor injuries to people in two other people. 41 will be closed both directions for several hrs pic.twitter.com/f6CV7SjBcz— Veronica Miracle (@VeronicaABC30) January 24, 2017
The California Highway Patrol said an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding but the suspect sped off. According to the CHP, the officer disengaged in dense traffic but the suspect continued at high speed, crossing the median and slamming into another car near Children's Boulevard.
They said the suspect was killed and others suffered minor injuries in the crash.
It's not known when the highway will reopen but Caltrans officials said to expect delays for several hours.
Madera County: The State Route 41 closure between Children's Blvd. and Avenue 12 is expected to be an extended closure.— Caltrans District 6 (@caltransdist6) January 23, 2017
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