Two Killed in Oildale Big Rig Crash on Highway 99 near Hosking Road
Oildale, California (January 4, 2020) - A suspected hit-and-run collision involving a big rig left two people dead and another hospitalized on Friday evening in Oildale, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly collision occurred on Highway 99, just south of the Hosking Road exit at about 5:45 p.m. January 3.
According to the CHP, a semi truck traveling northbound on Highway 99 in the slow lane was rear-ended by a dark-colored Elantra with three occupants. The sedan was pinned under the big rig as a result of the collision.
The driver of the big rig failed to stay at the scene of the crash. A witness to the crash followed the big rig and provided a description of the suspect to the authorities, who later located and detained the driver.
Two people in the sedan were pronounced deceased at the scene while a third occupant was taken to a hospital. There was no update on the patient's condition.
The identities of the parties involved in the collision were not immediately released.
An investigation into the incident is underway.