On Wednesday, January 14, 2015, a semi truck collision took place on Highway 198, in Tulare County. The fog-related car accident happened west of Visalia, at approximately 9:25 AM.
Steve Frisby, of Visalia, was driving his big rig on Road 64, He attempted to turn onto Highway 198 and pulled out into the intersection, right in the path of a red Lincoln MKZ.
Claudia De Esquivel, 34 years old, was driving the Lincoln, when the tractor-trailer turned in front of her. She tried to stop in time, but the automobile hit the rear of the rig.
A 2008 gray Acura, driven by Cheriee Brown, then collided into the back of the Lincoln. The impact pushed the red car under the backside of the semi truck.
De Esquivel and Brown sustained moderate injuries, and were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
Frisby was uninjured in the incident.
Officials have reported that the foggy weather was a major cause of the accident.