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Traffic delays following fatal accident on Highway 41 (photos by Leonard Andrenacci)

One Dead, One Injured in Highway 41 Crash

SUGAR PINE – One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle collision this morning on Highway 41. The driver – and solo occupant – of the second vehicle was not injured.

At 7:43 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a call of a vehicle off the road following the crash. A 26-year-old male from Fish Camp was driving a Subaru southbound when he lost control. The Subaru drifted to the shoulder and abruptly veered back across the southbound lane, striking the front of a vehicle in the northbound lane.

According to CHP the northbound vehicle was a Nissan, driven by a 40-year-old Seattle woman. She was not treated for any physical injuries at the scene.

Following the collision with the Nissan, the Subaru rolled over, striking a large tree.

The passenger in the Subaru, 26-year-old Michael Bryce Barron from Fresno, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His family has been notified.

The driver of the Subaru was transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno by ground ambulance with moderate injuries.

Emergency crews and CHP are still working to investigate the collision and clear the roadway. They say to expect delays through the morning.

CHP Officer Jason Bettini reminds the motoring public, “Please remember to wear your seat belt and pay attention to stay safe out here on the roadway.”

The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

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