January 14, 2015- A three-vehicle collision caused by fog, took place on Highway 198, on Wednesday. The big rig accident happened west of Visalia, in Tulare County, at approximately 9:25 AM.
Steve L. Frisby, of Visalia, was driving his tractor-trailer on Road 64, when he attempt to turn onto the highway. There was low visibility as a result of the fog, and Frisby did not see an automobile headed towards him, in the slow lane.
The semi truck pulled out into the intersection, and the red Lincoln MKZ, driven by Claudia De Esquivel, crashed into it. De Esquivel tried to stop in time, but was unable to avoid the collision. The Lincoln hit the back of the big rig.
A grey 2008 Acura, driven by Cheriee Brown, was following behind the Lincoln when the initial crash happened. The Acura collided into the back of the first auto and pinned it under the semi truck.
Both women sustained moderate injuries and were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center.
Frisby was not injured in the incident.