Jose Gomez Fatal Fresno Truck Collision on Highway 180 Monday Afternoon
Fresno, California (January 14, 2021) – The Fresno County Coroner’s Office has identified the Coalinga male victim who died after two vehicles crashed on a highway in Fresno, Monday afternoon, as 19-year-old Jose Castellanos Gomez.
Police responded to the deadly head-on crash site in the afternoon hours on Highway 180 at Blythe Avenue.
The accident happened when a Volkswagen driven by Gomez, on the roadway, lost control and swerved into the opposite lane for reasons still under investigation. The Volkswagen then crashed head-on with a big rig.
Meanwhile, the operator of the big rig was not injured following the mishap.
Intoxication was not believed to be a factor in the wreck.
An investigation into the accident is underway.