Fatal car crash causes traffic jam on Highway 145 in Madera

It happened at around 6:30 a.m. on Highway 145 and Road 36.

Traffic along a busy highway is flowing smoothly after a fatal car crash has caused a traffic backup on Highway 145 in Madera early Wednesday morning.

Highway Patrol says it happened around 6:20 a.m. on Highway 145, west of Road 36.

Authorities say the driver of a Dodge Dakota was heading west when he crossed the divider and slammed into three other vehicles.

The driver died at the scene.
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