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Fog Wreck Injures 14 In Merced

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Fourteen people were injured near Merced this morning after motorists driving too fast in dense fog crashed, trigging a series of separate accidents.

The California Highway Patrol says only one-person suffered serious injuries in nine separate accidents on Highway 99 south of Merced.

Both lanes were closed because of the mess and traffic was badly backed up.

In a separate fog-related crash in Fresno, a big rig towing a tractor slammed into a train around 7 a.m.

The driver told CHP officers he did not see the train, although the crossing arms were down. Officers say the truck driver was going too fast. A passenger was thrown from the cab of the truck but walked away from the accident. The driver and passenger were taken to the hospital with minor and major injuries.

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