Muni Kumar Killed in Big Rig Accident on Highway 99 [Keyes, CA]

Muni Kumar Killed in Big Rig Accident on Highway 99 [Keyes, CA]
Muni Kumar Killed in Big Rig Accident on Highway 99 [Keyes, CA]

Authorities Identify Big Rig Driver Killed in Highway 99 Crash in Keyes

KEYES, CA (August 15, 2021)Muni Kumar was killed in a big rig accident early Friday morning on Highway 99 in Keyes.
The fatal accident happened around 3:15 a.m. on August 13, along the northbound lanes of the highway, just north of Faith Home Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 54-year-old man was driving north of Faith Home Road when he allowed his tractor-trailer rig to drift to the right and leave the east side of the road.
Kumar’s truck then sideswiped another big rig and a Toyota Camry, that were both parked on the shoulder. It then continued in a northeasterly direction and hit a dirt embankment, where it overturned and landed on its side.
As a result, Kumar died at the scene. He was a Fiji immigrant who was living in Sacramento.
No other injuries were reported.
The CHP reported that a highly corrosive fluid was leaking from the trailer and fuel spilled from the tractor.
An investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends of Muni Kumar.

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