5 people, 1 child hospitalized after Fresno Co. pin-in crash, CHP says

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man was arrested Sunday after colliding head-on with a truck full of people in Fresno County, pinning them in, the California Highway Patrol announced.

CHP says around 7:50 p.m. they responded to Hills Valley Road south of Manning Avenue for a multiple-vehicle crash with a possible pinned-in passenger.

Investigators report that 34-year-old Juan Aguilar of Cutler was driving a Dodge Durango northbound on Hills Valley Road south of Manning Avenue as a Nissan Titan containing five people was traveling southbound on the same road, south of Manning Avenue.

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For reasons yet to be determined, detectives say Aguilar traveled into the southbound lane of Hill Valley Road directly in the path of the Titan and collided head-on. As a result, all parties became pinned in their vehicles. One passenger of the Titan was able to extricate themself from the Durango.

Officers say Aguilar and a passenger from the Titan were transported to a local hospital with major injuries. Two other passengers in the Titan sustained moderate injuries and were transported to a hospital as well.

CHP reports the driver of the Titan and an 11-year-old girl were airlifted to local hospitals with major injuries.

Investigators say that Aguilar was arrested but have not yet specified why.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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