Authorities Identify Man Killed in Crash with Semi on Highway 180 in Fresno County
FRESNO COUNTY, CA (February 3, 2021) – Authorities identified the man who died in a traffic accident with a semi truck Monday, January 11 in Fresno County.
The accident happened on Highway 180 near Blythe Avenue. CHP officials said 19-year-old Jose Castellanos Gomez of Coalinga was driving a black Volkswagen Jetta. He was heading westbound on the highway when he drifted into the eastbound lane near Blythe Avenue into the path of the semi truck.
The vehicles collided head-on. Gomez sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The big rig driver was not injured in the accident.
Officers do not believe drugs or alcohol are a factor in this crash. An investigation is still ongoing.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Jose Gomez.
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