December 12, 2014- A fatal semi truck collision took place in Kings County, on Friday. The big rig accident occurred on Highway 43, south of Fargo Avenue.
A 60 year old driver, of a 2007 Chevy pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 43. The Corcoran man attempted to pass a vehicle that was in front of him. He crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer that was headed north.
The driver of the Chevrolet pickup was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Jorge Sousa-Lima of Tulare, who was driving the semi truck, was not hurt in the incident.
The California Highway Patrol reported that Highway 43 will be closed from Fargo Avenue to 8 1/2 Avenue for two hours, for investigation and clean up of the wreckage.