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8 Killed, 1 Injured In Head-On Collision

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

ACCORDING to the California Highway Patrol, eight people were killed and one person was injured Friday after a pickup collided with a minivan carrying farmworkers to their job.

For unknown reasons, an elderly male driver in a Chevrolet Silverado, according to agency spokesperson Officer Javier Ruvalcaba, drifted into the opposite lane and crashed into a GMC Safari in Madera County around 6:15 a.m.

Stonix News learnt the drivers of both vehicles and six passengers in the GMC were killed.

Ruvalcaba said in a statement, that one person was ejected and another was partially ejected.

The person injured in the collision was taken to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Ruvalcaba added.

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The names and ages of the victims were not released, but Ruvalcaba said all parties are adult males.

NBC News reported that the GMC was carrying a total of eight people.

“With the exception of the driver and front passenger of the grey van, the occupants were not wearing seatbelts,” Ruvalcaba said.

It is unclear if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision, which, as of when filing this report, remained under investigation.

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