1 killed in head-on crash near Firebaugh, CHP says

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- California Highway Patrol officers say one person has died after a head-on crash near Firebaugh.

Officers say it happened around 7 pm Thursday near Avenue 7 1/2 just west of Firebaugh Blvd.

Officers say the driver of a Ford was going east on Avenue 7 1/2 when the driver of a Mazda veered in the way of the Ford.

The cars crashed head-on and the driver of the Mazda died at the scene. Officers say he was a man in his 50's.

The driver of the Ford suffered a fractured leg and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center.

Officers say the man killed was either not wearing his seatbelt or not wearing it correctly.
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