Driver Perishes in Oakhurst Wreck
OAKHURST, CA (February 19, 2019) – Authorities are continuing their investigation of Monday’s two-vehicle crash on Highway 49 near Vista Del Rio Drive that left a woman dead.
The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. when the woman was heading southbound on Highway 49 in a 2008 Chevy Silverado. As she neared a corner on the highway, reports say she struck an icy spot on the roadway that caused her truck to slide sideways and veer into the oncoming northbound lane.
Her truck was subsequently hit by a northbound Dodge Ram pickup truck towing an empty flatbed trailer that was traveling at speeds of nearly 50 to 55 mph. The 32-year-old Lemoore man operating the Dodge was unable to avoid the impending crash and struck the passenger side of the Chevy, pushing it toward the east shoulder of the road as the Dodge overturned.
The fatal crash summoned Cal Fire, Madera County Fire, Madera County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol, Sierra Ambulance and Caltrans to the scene.
Authorities determined that the 43-year-old Anwanhee woman in the Chevy pickup truck suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man inside the Dodge and his son who was traveling with him were re-evaluated by emergency personnel and suffered no injuries.
To anyone learning about this heartbreaking news of their loved one, we wish you our sympathies and condolences.
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