Three people killed in Highway 41 crash in Kings County
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed three people Saturday night in Kings County.
Officers say 21-year-old Tyler Veeneman of Avenal was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse northbound on Highway 41, near York Avenue around 8:30 p.m.
At one point, officers say, the Eclipse veered into the southbound lanes and crashed head-on into a Ford F-150, driven by 65-year-old Luis Mendoza of Tulare.
The crash killed the two passengers in the Eclipse and a passenger in the truck.
The Highway Patrol identifies the two killed in the Eclipse as a 22-year-old man from Hanford and a 23-year-old man.
A 56-year-old woman from Tulare was killed in the Ford truck.
Veeneman was flown to a hospital in Fresno.
Mendoza was taken to a hospital in Visalia.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.