One man lost his life in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 99 in Fresno over the weekend. The fatal incident occurred on the morning of Saturday, August 14. The crash on Highway 99 was reported to the authorities at around 8:20 a.m.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, a number of vehicles were involved in the wreck. These included a Caltrans sweeper truck, a Honda Civic, a school bus, and a big rig.
The incident began to unfold when the Honda Civic crashed into the Caltrans sweeper crew truck. The truck was cleaning the center median section along the southbound lanes of the highway at the time. The driver of the Honda Civic collided with the truck at a high rate of speed.
After this initial collision, the Civic spun back on the road and collided with a school bus and a big rig. There were no children onboard the school bus at the time of the crash.
The multiple collisions caused critical injuries to the driver of the Civic. Once the first responders and paramedics arrived on the scene of the crash, the driver was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center. However, attempts to revive him failed and he succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. He was pronounced deceased at the medical facility.
CHP later identified the deceased as Felipe Garay, 31, of Clovis. Garay was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
Following the accident, CHP shut down the portion of the highway for several hours as on-site cleanup and investigation were conducted. The roadway was reopened to traffic several hours later.
In Orange County accidents like these, any injured victims can seek compensatory damages with the help of an Orange County car accident attorney.