MADERA, CA (July 30, 2019) – Elvira Zuniga Valencia, 82, was killed in a semi-truck accident on Oregon Avenue and Road 28 ½ around 11:45 a.m.
The fatal crash occurred when Maria Barajas Gonzalez, 59, who was traveling eastbound on Oregon Avenue in her GMC SUV, pulled out into the intersection. Gonzalez collided with a Peterbilt big rig being driven by Caleb Jeremiah Vogel, 26. Vogel was traveling northbound of Road 28 ½.
The collision caused major damage to the passenger side of the GMC, and Gonzalez’s passenger, Valencia, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are still investigating the cause of the crash, but they believe visibility may have been an issue, as there are large trees at the intersection blocking the view of oncoming traffic.
No other injuries were reported.
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