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Fiery Tanker Truck Crash Just Off Highway 99, in Atwater; One Killed

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a fiery big rig accident ended fatally, in Atwater.  The Merced County rollover semi collision happened just off Highway 99, at around 10:02 AM.

A tanker truck, carrying gasoline, was leaving the southbound freeway off-ramp when it overturned suddenly at the Applegate Road exit.


After the crash, the tractor-trailer erupted into flames, soon covering the area near an Arco gas station and an O’reilly Auto Parts store.

The driver of the big rig died at the scene.

No other information is available at this time.

Our condolences to the family and friends of the victims. Please let Mr. Rozier help.

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