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All 3 Killed in Ceres Crash were Young Adults

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Scene of the crash investigation.


Authorities now say that the three people killed in crash near Highway 99 at the Whitmore Avenue off ramp were all young adults in their late teens to early 20’s.

A Cadillac, with two people in front and four in the back, was pinned by a semi-truck.

The driver of the truck reported that the Cadillac looked like it was having mechanical problems before the crash. The truck tried to switch lanes to avoid the car, but couldn’t and rear-ended the Cadillac.

The three passengers on left-hand side in the back of the Cadillac were pronounced dead at the scene. All others inside the Cadillac were transported with major injuries. The truck driver had to be transported with moderate injuries.


Lindsay Mallory and Cecilio Padilla filed this report.

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