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Victims Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

OAKHURST — Another person has died as a result of a head-on collision on Highway 49 north of Oakhurst yesterday. Both victims have been been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

Lon Harry Rice, 74, of Mariposa, died at the scene when the truck he was driving was struck head-on near Griffin Drive in the Goldside area.

Lon’s wife, Joan Leota Rice, 87, was in the passenger seat, and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries, but later died at the hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

Fatal Crash On Highway 49 North Of Oakhurst

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