Three people are dead after a three-car accident in Madera County

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California Highway Patrol says the crash occurred along Highway 145 near Highway 41 and Road 38. (KFSN)

It happened just before eight Saturday night on Highway 145 near Road 208.

The Highway Patrol says a man driving a Honda Civic was heading west on Highway 145 at speeds of about 70 miles per hour.

The Civic crossed the center divider and into oncoming traffic.

It clipped a GMC Canyon, then crashed head-on into a Honda Accord.

Two people in the Honda Accord were killed and are identified as a man and a woman from Firebaugh.

A third person in the Accord, a woman from Firebaugh remains hospitalized.

The driver of the Honda Civic, 23- year old Madera man was killed.

The highway patrol says alcohol or drugs may have played a role in the crash.

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