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Driver killed in crash while racing down Blackstone, Fresno Police say

Driver killed in crash while racing down Blackstone, Fresno Police say

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A driver was killed right after he crashed in the course of a road race down a busy street in Fresno on Monday afternoon, in accordance to the Fresno Law enforcement Department.

The crash took place all over 2 pm in the region of Blackstone and San Jose Avenues.

Investigators say witnesses observed a Dodge Charger racing a truck down Blackstone just right before the crash.

“We believe that that driver was in fact street racing with yet another decide on up that was not involved in the incident,” said Lt. Bill Dooley.

Officers say the Charger strike a red-colored truck on the highway, spun into the intersection, and slammed into a black truck.

The driver of the Charger was rushed to a local clinic, exactly where officers say he afterwards died.

The two truck motorists had slight injuries and only just one went to the hospital for therapy.

The truck concerned in the race still left the location and officers are operating to identify the driver.

People in the place claims it really is upsetting to see what they call an avoidable loss of life.

Area trainer Kathryn Kochakis claims she problems for her significant university pupils who are out on the roads.

“As soon as you might be in a crash or a wreck or something, you can’t acquire it back. You know it takes place in an quick. You tell them ‘don’t do it,'” explained Kochakis.

The metropolis is cracking down on road racing by having steps to impound the automobiles of those people who get portion.

As not long ago as February 5, the city impounded 17 cars caught participating in unlawful aspect demonstrates.

Fresno City Council Member Mike Karbassi says impounding is operating as a huge deterrent.

” It can be not just the 30 days that we retain your car and demand you in essence rent for day to day, it can be the reality that you get points on your license, you could drop your insurance policy and if not you’re likely to get a hefty good from your insurance policies, and you may possibly get rid of your license as properly. It will expense you 1000’s of dollars,” stated Karbassi.

Karbassi states just because motorists you should not get caught suitable away, will not suggest law enforcement aren’t hunting for them working with mobile cellphone or other surveillance video.

In the case of Monday’s crash, Fresno Police are reviewing surveillance video clip collected in the spot of Blackstone and San Jose to figure out the driver of the truck found racing with the Charger.

Law enforcement could not say if the driver of that truck will facial area prices.

Blackstone from Shaw to Barstow Avenues was shut for many several hours, but has considering that reopened.

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