On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, a wrong-way driver was killed in an accident near Chowchilla. The Madera County big rig collision took place on Highway 152/99, at around 2:00 AM.
A white 2015 Jetta, driven by Romeo De Torres, 46, was traveling the wrong direction in the transition lanes of traffic from Highway 99, onto Highway 152. The Jetta was headed east in the westbound lanes.
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A semi truck, driven by F. Ocegueda-Jacinto, of Mendota, was traveling on the freeway when the automobile came into the lane.
The Peterbilt tractor-trailer tried to avoid the car by changingg lanes, but the Jetta moved into the same lane, and the two vehicles collided head-on.
De Torres died at the scene of the crash.