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Hanford Police Department

HANFORD — Hanford Police said they are searching for two suspects who fled the scene of a fatal car crash that happened on Christmas night.

On Monday at around 8:45 p.m., Hanford Police officials said officers and fire crews were called out to the intersection of 11th and Hume avenues regarding a two-vehicle collision with serious injuries.

During the investigation, police said they determined a white Chevrolet Malibu occupied by five people was traveling north on 11th Avenue. As the Malibu entered the intersection, a gray GMC Yukon was traveling east on Hume Avenue and entered the intersection at what police said appeared to be a high rate of speed.

Officers said the Yukon collided with the left side of the Chevy Malibu. The driver of the Malibu, identified as 32-year-old Raymond Romero Jr., died on scene, police said.

The four other occupants of the Malibu were transported to various hospitals for their injuries, which were determined to be life-threatening.

After officers arrived, they said they learned one male driver and one male passenger of the Yukon ran away from the scene after the crash. Police said the identities and location of the suspects have not been determined.

If anyone has information on the identities of the two men who left the scene of the crash, they are asked to contact the Hanford Police Department at 585-2540.

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