A 62-year-old Madera woman was killed when her vehicle collided with a big rig on Highway 99 in Madera County, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.
The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. Monday as the woman was driving south on the freeway near Avenue 24 in a Hyundai. Truck driver Ty Bailey, 41, of Val Verde, also was heading south in the southbound lane in a Peterbilt tractor-trailer.
According to the CHP, the Hyundai hit the Peterbilt and then ran off the road, hitting a tree.
The woman, whose name was not released pending notification of her family, died at the scene, the CHP reported. A 58-year-old female passenger, Josephine Amaro of Madera, suffered major injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Madera. The driver of the truck was not injured.
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The crash remains under investigation.