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A man died after a head-on big rig crash on Highway 59 near Washington Avenue in Merced.
MERCED: 40 Year Old Man Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on Highway 59 near Washington Avenue

“Big Rig Involved”

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (March 5, 2017) – A 40 year old man was killed in a head on collision with a semi-truck on Sunday morning on Highway 59, according to a local news source. (map)

The accident happened around 11:35 am on Highway 59, between Washington Avenue and Grant Avenue. A Nissan Armada carrying five people was traveling south on Highway 59, while a semi-truck was traveling northbound carrying 17,000 lbs of paper goods. One of the vehicles crossed into opposing lanes, causing the semi-truck to strike the front drivers side of the Armada.

The driver of the Nissan Armada, identified as a 40 year old man, was rushed to a hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead. Also in the Armada was a 38 year old woman, a 12 year old boy, a 5 year old girl and a 6 year old girl. All four were taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, but are expected to survive. The driver of the semi truck was uninjured in the accident. Initial reports indicate hail and inclement weather may have contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”

Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.


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