1 killed after 4 trucks crash on Highway 41 in Fresno County

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- One person has died and two people were injured after an accident involving two Foster Farms trucks, a fuel tanker, and a pickup truck.

The crash happened around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Crews rescued a 39-year-old driver who was trapped under one of the Foster Farms truck's tires. That driver was taken to Community Regional Medical Center were he later died.

The California Highway Patrol said one of the Foster Farms trucks had pulled over for unknown reasons. The driver was outside the truck when the tanker truck hit the back of the poultry truck -- and hit the driver who was dragged and pinned under the tire. A pickup truck and a second Foster Farms truck then collided with the tanker truck.

The driver of the tanker truck, Brandon Russell of Visalia, suffered major injuries and the driver of the pickup truck, Mario Moreno of Riverdale, suffered minor injuries. The driver of the second Foster Farms truck, Hoscar Rodriguez, did not have any injuries and was able to drive away in the truck.

One of the Foster Farms trucks was carrying live turkeys and the other was loaded with chickens.

It is unclear if fog in the area played a role in the crash. Northbound Highway 41 is expected to be closed until about 9:00 a.m.


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