Woman Killed after Crashing into Parked Semi-Truck on Highway 101 [Santa Rosa, CA]
Big Rig on Highway 101 Crashes with Another Vehicle, Kills Person
SANTA ROSA, CA (February 5, 2020) — A woman died after she crashed into a semi-truck on Highway 101 and became trapped early Tuesday morning.
The Mazda sedan became pinned underneath the trailer when first responders arrived around 12:25 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
The car traveled in the left lane of the northbound two-lane Bicentennial Way exit ramp when the driver made a sudden change to the right lane in front of another vehicle, the CHP said.
The Mazda continued right and drove into the shoulder where it collided with a parked Freightliner truck. Mauricio Madrigal, 35, of Fresno County drove the big rig and pulled over to check directions.
About 20 minutes after emergency personnel arrived, the Mazda driver died at the scene. However, the driver died before firefighters were able to pull the car out from under the truck.
Her identity is not released because authorities are contacting her family, CHP said. Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call the CHP Santa Rosa office at 707-588-1400.
We offer our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victim.
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