Authorities have identified a man who was killed after he was impaled by a fence post during a car crash near a Fresno highway.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol were called out to the area of Kings Canyon and Temperance avenues, near Highway 180, at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a single-car accident.
Officers found the driver, later identified as Tou Vue, 29, of Fresno, dead in his car when they arrived.
Officers learned while investigating that Vue had been speeding down Kings Canyon Avenue and was unaware that the highway ended at a dead-end road.
According to officers, Vue’s car slammed into a fence at the end of the road, impaling him with a metal post through the driver’s seat.
Vue’s car became airborne after crashing into the fence and rolled onto the embankment after hitting a sign before coming to rest on its wheels.
The crash is still being investigated, but officials say alcohol or drugs do not appear to have played a role.
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Single-vehicle Accident Lawyers
Many motorists are unaware that single-vehicle accidents are among California’s most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, single-vehicle accidents accounted for 62 percent of all fatal car accidents in California.
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