Almost deadly crash shuts down Ashlan and Highway 99 exit

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- At least one person is critically injured after an allegedly impaired driver caused a crash on Ashlan at Golden State and the CHP closed the highway's northbound offramp for several hours.

Fresno police spent hours investigating the collision that happened just after 1 a.m.

Chief Jerry Dyer tells Action News 25-year-old Fidencio Rodriguez-Florez blew through a red light on Ashlan and T-boned the other car as it tried to make a turn onto Ashlan on a green light.

The victim suffered severe injuries and was listed in critical condition.

Dyer says police arrested Rodriguez-Florez on felony charges.

Paramedics took both drivers to the hospital for treatment.

The CHP reopened the Ashlan offramp before 9:30 a.m.
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