[10-24-2021] Fresno County, CA – One Person Killed After Getting Struck by Two Vehicles at Highway 99 and Highway 180

An unidentified 30-year-old man was killed after getting ejected from his SUV and struck by two vehicles on Highway 99 and Highway 180 on Sunday morning, October 24.

[10-24-2021] Fresno County, CA - One Person Killed After Getting Struck by Two Vehicles at Highway 99 and Highway 180According to the initial reports from the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place on Highway 99 and Highway 180 at around 4:00 a.m.

The 30-year-old man was initially driving an SUV on Highway 99 when it drifted off onto the right shoulder and overturned for unclear reasons. The driver was then ejected from his SUV after overturning.

The ejected driver was then struck by two passing vehicles on the highway. The SUV driver was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Car accidents and fatalities caused by vehicle collisions are on the rise in California, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Fatality Facts 2018 report. Because of its large population, California has a high number of drivers on the road, which could increase the state’s overall car accident rate.

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