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An Ivanhoe man was involved in an accident that killed a Kingsburg man last week.

The Ivanhoe man, who was only identified as being 55 years old, was driving a 1999 Freightliner tractor trailer southbound on Highway 43 approaching 4th Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup traveling eastbound on 4th Avenue failed to stop at the stop sign for unknown reasons. The pickup entered the highway directly into the path of the big rig and was hit on the driver’s side of the pickup.

The driver of pickup, whose name was pending notification of family as of press time, was only identified as a 22-year-old Kingsburg man. He suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. CHP is still investigating why the man failed to stop at the stop sign at 4th Avenue and Highway 43.

CHP did not arrest the Ivanhoe man as he was not at fault. His tractor trailer was traveling under the posted speed limit and there was no alcohol involved on the part of tractor trailer driver.

 

Fire burns above strip mall in Farmersville

Several small businesses in Farmersville were threatened by fire last week.

The fire started at about 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 23 at a strip mall in the 600 block of N. Farmersville Blvd. According to the Farmersville Fire Department, aging electrical wires in the attic shorted out and sparked a fire above several commercial spaces.

The fire was contained in less than a half hour as 12 firefighters on two patrol units, one engine and a ladder truck responded. The damage was estimated at between $1,500 and $2,000.

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