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MERCED: Fatal Truck Car Crash Highway 152, Palm Ave

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Truck, Car on Fire in Fatal State Route 152 Crash

DOS PALOS, MERCED COUNTY, California (July 18, 2017) – At least one person has died in a collision between a car and a semi-tractor trailer truck on state Route 152 at Palm Avenue, a California Highway Patrol report said.

The fatal crash took place about 4:16 a.m. this morning. Police believe the car was traveling at high speed when it collided with the truck and both vehicles caught on fire.  A caller to 911 told authorities they got the truck driver out of his cab, but there were no further details about the other driver or information about whether any passengers were aboard either vehicle.

The crash appears to have taken place in the No. 2 lane and Caltrans was called for a closure on state Route 152.

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