June 23, 2015- A fatal big rig accident took place on Highway 165, in Merced County. The semi truck collision occurred between Los Banos and Hilmar, on Tuesday, at about 2:00 PM.
Thomas Watkins, of Los Banos, was driving a white 2016 Acura ILX, on State Route 165, near Wolfsen Road. The Acura crashed into a 2005 Kenworth tractor-trailer, driven by Jason Cann, 43, with passenger Lori Cuffman, 43, of San Lorenzo.
It has been reported that the Acura was driving erratically right before the collision.
Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cuffman suffered serious injuries, and was taken to a local hospital. Cann sustained minor injuries.