Oakdale, CA — The CHP has released more details on a car and big rig wreck on Highway 120.
The accident happened on Highway 108/120 near the area known as Lovers Leap just west of the Tuolumne County line. It happened just before four this morning. The CHP reports a 47–year-old unidentified Hughson woman was driving a 1998 Mercedes westbound and for unknown reasons crossed the double-yellow lines into the path of a 2012 Peterbuilt Semi-truck driven by 37-year-old Daniel Jones of Modesto. The two vehicles hit head on.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has been withheld pending notification of family. Jones suffered minor injuries and was taken to Memorial Center in Modesto. The CHP says drugs or alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The accident is still under investigation.