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Big Rig Collision on the I-5 Freeway in Kings County, near Kettleman City

San Joaquin Valley Automobile Accident Lawyer John Rozier has the subsequent report; On Friday, January 16, 2015, a big rig accident ends in fatality, near Kettleman City.  The SUV and semi collision happened on the Interstate 5 freeway, in Kings County, at about 2:40 PM.

A 73 year old driver, of Tacoma Wash., was traveling north in his tractor-trailer, on I-5, north of the California Aqueduct.  The big rig swerved across the highway, over the center divide, and collided head-on with a 2000 Ford Explorer SUV, driven by Joel Ramirez, 54, of Corcoran, in the southbound lanes.

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The Sport Utility Vehicle and semi then burst into flames.

The Tacoma man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Ramirez sustained major injuries and was flown by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.

The accident is now under investigation.

The scene of the accident should be independently inspected as soon as possible.  Please give Mr. Rozier a call, at 559-713-0159.