FRESNO, Calif. — California authorities say two women and two children are dead after a head-on collision.

The Fresno Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2sXr1vf ) that California Highway Patrol responded to a head-on collision that occurred east of Fresno on Saturday.

Officials say a 28-year-old female driver with residences in Auberry and Sanger had been travelling with another woman and three children between the ages of 1 and 5 before the crash. The other driver involved was identified as 25-year-old Francisco Cordero of Sanger.

According the report, the two cars collided as they approached an intersection.

Cordero and one 5-year-old suffered major injuries and were taken to a hospital.

Officials say the female driver and the woman were not wearing seat belts. The other two children were not properly restrained.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com