On Monday, April 24, 2017, two people were killed in a big rig accident that happened near Merced. The truck collision took place on G Street, during the afternoon hours.
The CHP reported that the crash occurred at Old Lake Road and G Street, when a semi truck driving north slowed down for an old model pickup driving in front of the rig.
The pickup truck slowed down to almost a stop and the driver of the semi then started to go around it. At that moment the pickup made a u-turn and the tractor-trailer struck the other vehicle.
Upon impact, the pickup burst into flames.
The two occupants of the truck died at the scene.
The big rig’s driver was not hurt.