BAKERSFIELD, California (July 7, 2016) — One was killed and another was hurt after a FedEx truck drifted onto the shoulder and crashed into a car Thursday morning on the southbound 5 Freeway, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash took place about 5:05 a.m., just north of Highway 99.
In an article by The Fresno Bee, CHP said a 39-year-old Tranquility man identified as Jose Salinas, 39, ran out of gas while driving south on the freeway, He pulled his Jeep Cherokee to the side and called 27-year-old Fresno resident Jose Antonio Roa for help.
The two were refueling the Jeep when at the same time, a vehicle driven by 49-year-old Joseph Boakye allegedly swerved onto the right freeway shoulder and hit the two men.
Jose Salinas was thrown and landed in front of the Jeep, while Roa’s leg was pinned by Boakye. Boakye then struck Roa’s car, causing major damage.
Salinas was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene while Roa was hospitalized with a leg injury.
Meanwhile, Boakye, of San Bernardino, was unharmed. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to have played a role in the incident which remains under investigation.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of both the injured and deceased following this tragic incident.
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