1 Killed, 1 Badly Injured in Coalinga Crash on Highway 145 Near Interstate 5
COALINGA, CA (February 23, 2021) – A head-on crash killed one person and badly injured another along Highway 145 near Coalinga.
The incident happened when an SUV was going south on Highway 145, just east of the Interstate 5, near Coalinga. At the same time, a pickup truck was traveling north.
For an unknown reason, the SUV veered into the northbound lanes. The California Highway Patrol said the car then slammed head-on into the pickup.
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The truck rolled over and ultimately caught fire as a result of the collision. Firefighters along with the paramedics responded and pronounced the driver of the pickup dead at the scene.
Medical personnel took the woman driving the SUV to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries.
The names of the deceased and wounded motorists have not been yet released. Meanwhile, authorities forced the on-ramp and off-ramp on Highway 145 to shut down for a few hours following the crash.
The cause of the fatal wreck is still under investigation.
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