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Fatality on Southbound Hwy 99 near Madera

August 26, 2011- A fatality occurred Friday afternoon at 3:30 PM on Highway 99 when a 1997 Honda Accord crashed into a big rig, near Madera, which is 10 minutes north of Fresno.

The driver of the Honda, Jerri Fuller, a woman from Rancho Cordova, was driving north on Hwy 99, south of Avenue 21 ½. She veered left from the pavement, and slid across the dirt median into the oncoming southbound traffic.

The driver of a tractor-trailer rig, Kevin Barth of Wisconsin, swerved to avoid the Honda, but not soon enough. The car hit the left side of the trailer and the rear wheels rolled over it, breaking the rear axle from the trailer.

Jerri Fuller died at the scene of the accident. And Barth was taken to Madera Community Hospital with minor injuries.

Witnesses of the crash reported that Fuller was driving between 65-80 mph when she left the northbound lanes of the highway.

The CHP don’t know why the car sped across the median, into the southbound lanes.

Further investigation is needed for the accident. Please call Attorney John Rozier at 559-713-0159. Our law firm is located south of Fresno, in Visalia.