The first incident involved four vehicles on Highway 180, near San Mateo, at about 5:30 PM. A pickup truck was reported to have been traveling west when it veered into the eastbound lane and smashed head-on into another vehicle. Two other cars headed east then collided into the back of the initial crash.
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The pickup driver suffered major injuries and was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, in Fresno. A woman involved in the accident was also hurt and taken to the hospital.
The second collision ended in fatality and occurred at about 5:45 PM, on eastbound 180 and Howard Avenue, near Kerman.
A Fresno woman died at the scene after her car struck the back of a pickup towing a trailer. The woman’s car hit the truck that was stopped and about to turn northbound onto Howard Avenue. The California Highway Patrol reported that the truck was hard to see as the trailer had no properly equipped lighting, including brakes and turn signals.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The truck driver sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital.