Man Killed in Big-Rig Crash on Interstate 5 [Fresno County, CA]


One Dead after Car Collision near Nees Avenue

FRESNO COUNTY, CA (August 8, 2022) – On Thursday afternoon, a Mendota man was killed in a big-rig crash on Interstate 5.

The incident happened on August 4th when a big-rig struck a 2022 Honda near the Nees Avenue off-ramp on the northbound side of the Highway.

According to investigators, a big-rig struck a 2002 Honda that was headed west on Nees Avenue. The Honda then struck a Hyundai, before the big-rig also struck the Hyundai. The Honda then rolled down an embankment.

Emergency personnel arrive at the site of the accident shortly after the crash and found the driver of the Honda, a 38-year-old Mendota man, dead at the scene. Authorities are currently withholding his identity pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, both drivers of the Hyundai and the big-rig remained uninjured.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.


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