Sisters, Brittni and Brynn Frace, Die in Crash on 198 Freeway Near Interstate 5
COALINGA, CA (January 16, 2018) – Former Atascadero High School track stars, Brittni and Brynn Frace, were killed in a semi-truck accident on Highway 198 around 10 AM, Tuesday morning.
California Highway Patrol reports state that Brittini, 20, was sitting passenger in a 2004 Chevy Tahoe driven by her older sister, Brynn Frace. The two had stopped at an intersection after getting gas near Interstate 5, when Brynn attempted to turn east onto Highway 198 and went in front of a semi truck heading west.
The semi hit the left side of the Tahoe at about 40 miles per hour, killing Brittni at the scene and critically injuring Brynn. She was transported to the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, and was reported be in life-threatening condition and on life support. Truck driver, Terry Lee Keeling of Exeter, was not injured in the crash.
Brynn succumbed to injuries suffered in the accident and died on Thursday evening, according to Mary Lisa Russell, a spokeswoman for Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.
Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Brittni and Brynn Frace. Both young women were well known in the San Luis Obispo County community and passionate runners. They were students at Chico State University, and Brittni was a member of the cross country and track and field teams. May they rest in peace.
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