Deadly crash shuts down Highway 99 in central Fresno

The highway has been closed at Fresno Street and vehicles are being diverted onto Highway 41.
FRESNO, Calif. -- Traffic was disrupted on Highway 99 in central Fresno due to a deadly collision on Friday evening.

Two vehicles were traveling north on the freeway just before 5:30 pm when they collided with each other in the two leftmost lanes near Fresno Street in downtown Fresno.

One of the vehicles, a truck, overturned on impact. The driver of the truck, who authorities say was not wearing a seat belt, was killed in the crash.

The highway was closed at Fresno Street and vehicles were being diverted onto Highway 41. Highway 99 has now been reopened.

Two of the passengers in the truck also suffered minor injuries.

Investigators are at the scene and working to determine the cause of the crash.

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