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Alcohol suspected in head-on Fresno County crash that killed 5

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Posted at 6:19 AM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 09:19:09-05

FRESNO, Calif. (AP — Authorities say five people were killed in a head-on crash in central California, and investigators suspect alcohol was a factor.

The California Highway Patrol says the two-car collision happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern Fresno County. Investigators believe a Hyundai Accent crossed a double-yellow line into the opposite lane, colliding head-on with a Honda Accord. All four people in the Hyundai died at the scene near Table Mountain Casino northeast of downtown Fresno. A passenger in the Honda was also killed.

Rescue crews cut the roof from the Accord to free the driver and another passenger, who were hospitalized with major injuries.