On Friday, July 1, 2016, a fatal accident between a truck and Caltrans vehicle took place on Highway 198. The Tulare County vehicle collision occurred near Exeter, at approximately 9:30 AM.
A silver Dodge Ram truck was eastbound on State Route 198. Near Road 182, the driver of the pickup lost control after trying to swerve out of the way of a Caltrans crew that was working at the side of the freeway.
The Dodge smashed into the back of the Caltrans truck and pinned a worker between the two vehicles.
The pickup then continued eastbound and overturned. While a Caltrans truck was pushed down an embankment.
A passenger in the Ram was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge sustained minor injuries.
Two Caltrans workers suffered injuries as well. One of the victims was transported to Kaweah Delta, and then airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno. He was last listed in critical condition.
Fresno-Visalia-Bakersfield accident attorney, John Rozier. Your lawyer for car crashes, wrongful deaths and personal injuries. Our condolences go out to the families in this collision. Please let us help you. Reach us online, or call me at 559-713-0159.