On Friday, January 16, 2015, a semi truck crash killed one, on Interstate 5, in Kings County, at about 2:40 PM. The head-on collision occurred on the freeway, where it intersects with Highway 41, near Kettleman City, north of the California Aqueduct.
The CHP have reported that a 73 year old driver from Tacoma Washington, was driving a Freightliner in the northbound lanes of I-5. The big rig veered to the left across the center divide and crashed head-on into a 2000 Ford Explorer.
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The accident then caused a large fire to both vehicles.
The tractor-trailer driver died at the scene of the collision. The SUV driver, Joel Ramirez, 54 years old, of Corcoran, suffered serious injuries. He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno.