Fatal crash in SW Fresno near California & Hughes

FRESNO, Calif.

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It happened on California near Hughes around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Both vehicles were heading west when one driver hit a power pole, shearing it in half. That vehicle ended up in a field in front of a home. A passenger in that vehicle died at the scene and three others, including the driver, were taken to the hospital.

The other vehicle ended up on the side of the road. Investigators believe the driver of that vehicle ran away from the scene.

Witnesses also reported hearing gunshots prior to the crash, but at this point, officers haven't found any weapons or shell casings in the area that would indicate a shooting.

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