Woman Involved in Big Rig Crash Dead after Train Hits Car near Highway 99
DELANO, CA (June 27, 2020) – A woman lost her life after a train hit her car on Highway 99, early Saturday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 2:00 AM. Due to unknown reasons, a car sideswiped a big rig along Highway 99. The impact of the crash sent the car off the freeway. After that, the car rested onto railroad tracks paralleling Highway 99.
Witnesses attempted to rescue the driver, but an oncoming train hit the car near Avenue 8.
Emergency crews pronounced the woman driving the car dead at the scene. Authorities withheld the identity of the victim, pending notification of next of kin.
It is unknown whether or not the driver of the big rig remained at the scene.
CHP continues to investigate the cause of the fatal crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
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