Motorcyclist Killed in Fresno County, Teen Arrested for DUI

Fresno County, California — A tragic motorcycle accident in Fresno County resulted in the death of a man and the arrest of a teenager for DUI on Friday night.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Mount Whitney Avenue and East Street, near Laton. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a motorcyclist was heading west on Mount Whitney Avenue when a 17-year-old driver in a pickup truck approached a stop sign on East Street.

Authorities are investigating whether the teenager failed to stop or yield before entering the intersection. The motorcyclist and the truck collided, leading to fatal injuries for the rider, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

CHP officers arrested the 17-year-old on suspicion of driving under the influence. The investigation into the precise circumstances of the crash continues, as officials work to determine all contributing factors.

This tragic incident underscores the ongoing risks associated with driving under the influence, emphasizing the need for vigilance and adherence to traffic laws to prevent such devastating outcomes. Motorcyclists and all drivers are reminded to exercise caution and prioritize safety on the road.

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