Head-on crash in Madera County leaves 1 dead, 1 severely injured

A Chevy Malibu burst into flames after the crash and the driver was later pronounced dead at the scene.
MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A head-on crash ended in flames in the Valley on Thursday night, killing a driver and prompting road closures.

Investigators say a Chevy Malibu was heading west on Avenue 9 near Road 38 just before 7:30 pm when they suddenly crossed over into oncoming traffic.

The female driver of the Chevy then crashed head-on with a pick-up.

The Chevy Malibu burst into flames after the crash and she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The 29-year-old driver of the pick-up was air-lifted to the hospital with major injuries.

California Highway Patrol officers are working to determine why the driver of the Chevy Malibu drifted into the other lane.
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