FRESNO, CA (December 21, 2019) – Christopher Her, 33, is dead and another driver is seriously injured after a wrong-way crash on Highway 180 near Peach Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol received reports of a wrong-way driver from Temperance to Peach just before midnight. Her, who was driving west in the eastbound lanes of the freeway at 90 miles an hour, made it three miles with several near-misses before crashing into a Toyota Tundra head-on.
The driver of the Toyota was trapped when the vehicle flipped onto its roof as a result of the collision. Fresno City Fire was able to free the driver and transport him to the hospital. He reportedly suffered serious injuries.
Her also sustained life-threatening injuries and did not survive. Part of the Highway was shut down for a few hours following the fatal crash.
Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, including why Her was driving the wrong way in the first place.