Three people died this morning in Ceres after the car they were driving in was struck from behind by a big rig on southbound Highway 99, authorities said.
There were six people in the Cadillac that was hit. Three others in the vehicle were taken to nearby hospitals with multiple injuries.
The driver of the big rig, which careened off the freeway and was overturned down an embankment, escaped injury. He was talking to officers at the scene.