Police identify victim in fatal crash that killed 5 people

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The impact sent both vehicles into a nearby vineyard. (KFSN)

Joe Avila was driving in a truck on Avenue 9 near Road 30 when a Dodge Charger ran a stop sign.

The impact sent both vehicles into a nearby vineyard. The truck overturned and the Charger burst into flames.

Two people were killed in the Charger and three people in the truck also died from their injuries.

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A Dodge Charger ran a stop sign and collided with a truck on Avenue 9 near Road 30 in Madera.



Officials say it is too soon in their investigation to tell if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash.

The identities of the other four victims have not yet been released.
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