21-year-old killed in 3-vehicle crash in Porterville, CHP says

A 21-year-old driver was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Porterville, according to the California Highway Patrol.
TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A 21-year-old driver was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Porterville, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash happened after 3 am on State Route 65 near Morton Avenue.

Officers say a box truck driver was traveling south when the vehicle had a tire failure. The truck hit a guard rail and came to a stop in the southbound lanes.

An oncoming GMC and a Honda collided with the truck.

The 21-year-old male driver of the Honda died at the scene. His name has not been released.

His 23-year-old passenger was taken to Kaweah Health Medical Center with major injuries.

The 23-year-old male driver of the GMC was also flown to Kaweah Health with major injuries.

Diesel spilled from the truck as a result of the crash.

Authorities closed both southbound lanes of Highway 65. One lane has since reopened.

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