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Candelaria Hernandez Merced Big Rig Truck, Car Crash Highway 59, Gerard Avenue

Big Rig, Car in Crash at Los Banos Highway 59 at Gerard Ave

 MERCED: Big Rig Truck, Car Crash Highway 59, Gerard AvenueMERCED, Calif. (April 12, 2019) — Candelaria Hernandez, 45, of Merced, was hospitalized after her car and a semi-tractor trailer truck collided Thursday night at Highway 59 and Gerard Avenue.

The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol about 5:55 p.m. Hernandez was the driver of a white 2006 Nissan Altima that was eastbound on Gerard Avenue. She stopped at a stop sign, but then proceeded to enter the intersection and was struck broadside by the big rig truck. The Nissan had major left-side damage and its driver pinned inside the vehicle.

Paramedics and firefighters responded to the scene to extricate Hernandez who was transported to a hospital unconscious. The driver of the 2013 Peterbilt tractor-trailer truck, identified as Jushawn Davis, 45, of Gilroy, had been traveling southbound on the highway when the crash occurred.

A PG&E power pole was struck during the crash, but did not appear damaged.

The crash remains under investigation by the CHP to determine liability.

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