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1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in 5 Freeway Crash in Buttonwillow

Tracy Woman Dies, Juvenile Hospitalized after Buttonwillow Car Accident on 5 Freeway near Twisselman Road

Buttonwillow, California (September 17, 2019) – According to a local news report, a person was killed and another was seriously injured Saturday night in a traffic accident in Buttonwillow.

The deadly crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14 on the 5 Freeway, just south of Twisselman Road.

Authorities said a Ford truck was heading northbound on the 5 Freeway when for an undetermined reason, it collided with a tractor-trailer.

The Ford then flipped over upon impact.  The vehicle spun out of control and was struck by another big rig that was also traveling northbound on the freeway. The Ford ended up on its roof as a result of the crash.

The driver of the overturned vehicle, a Tracy woman, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Her juvenile passenger was transported to the hospital with major injuries.

The names of the deceased and injured victims have not been released pending notification of family.

The drivers of the two tractor-trailers were not injured.

An investigation into the crash is underway.

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