Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Highway 41 in Fresno
FRESNO, CA (August 11, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed after a crash Sunday afternoon along Highway 41 in Fresno County, according to California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened around 2:37 p.m. near Harlan Avenue.
Authorities said a gray Ranger Rover in the southbound lane was passing cars on the two-lane highway when it crashed head-on with the motorcyclist who was in the northbound lane.
The SUV pulled out to pass a bigger car and sped up. The rider was unable to avoid the crash, according to police.
Arriving units pronounced the rider dead at the scene. Authorities described him as man in his 50s. His name has not yet been released.
Meanwhile, paramedics transported the Range Rover driver to a hospital after complaining of pain.
At this time, police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash. Further investigation is underway.
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