LOS BANOS, CA (January 14, 2019) – One person was killed and two others were injured in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 152 near Santa Nella Road.
Just after 4 p.m., the driver of a 2006 Volkswagen, a 40-year-old male, swerved into the center median for unknown reasons while heading westbound. The vehicle then crossed over into the eastbound lanes of the highway, colliding into a big rig driven by 59-year-old Tiem Lam Phu.
The driver of the Volkswagen was ejected from the vehicle before the vehicle burst into flames. As a result of the collision with the big rig, the front axle of the Volkswagen flew into the westbound lanes of the highway, striking a 2015 Nissan driven by Felipe De La Cruz, 29.
The driver of the Volkswagen was pronounced dead at the scene. Phu reportedly suffered major injuries while De La Cruz suffered minor injuries. Both were transported to the hospital for treatment.