Woman dies in 3 car crash on Highway 99 near Earlimart

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

California Highway Patrol said one person is dead after a three car crash on Highway 99 near Earlimart. The crash happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say a horse broke loose from its corral and was on the highway when it was struck by a car. CHP says the driver of the car could not avoid the crash and hit the horse.

The impact sent the horse flying into the windshield and the crash killed a woman. CHP said two additional cars could not avoid the horse. The horse died on the highway. Not one else was hurt in the crash.

Investigators say the woman is from Fresno.

We'll bring you more details as they become available.

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