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California: Tow Truck Driver Killed in Highway Crash

Saturday, June 23, 2018
One person is dead Monday night after a series of crashes on Highway 99 in southeast Fresno.

The California Highway Patrol says several crashes happened at the onramp on Jensen Avenue just before 10 p.m. A tow truck was responding to one of them when the driver was fatally hit.

Officers say the driver was halfway done loading up a white compact car when another vehicle collided with them.About a dozen CHP officers responded to the scene, and officers say the onramp near the Highway 99 and Highway 41 interchange will be closed for several hours.

Authorities say the driver at the scene of the accident is in the CHP's rotational list for towing, and officers appeared to be familiar with the victim.

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