A chain reaction crash involving several vehicles resulted in the death of a Southern California resident on Nov. 8.
The accident occurred on Interstate 5 just south of the Oxford Avenue overcrossing, according to the Los Banos office of the California Highway Patrol.
According to CHP investigators, the accident took place in the northbound lanes of I-5. It started when a fully loaded Freightliner driven by Ajay Kumar, 30, of Sacramento, was heading north in the No. 2 lane at a stated speed of 55 mph. At the same time, a 2017 Hyundai was stopped in the No. 2 lane in front of the big rig. Directly in front of the Hyundai was a motorhome towing a Jeep that was being driven by Donald White, 72, of Canada.
Another vehicle, a 2014 GMC driven by 47-year old Veronica Gonzalez of Lemoore was heading north in the No. 1 lane at a slow speed directly beside the Hyundai.
The CHP said that Kumar failed to notice stopped traffic and the front of the Freightliner collided with the rear of the Hyundai, causing the front of the car to collide with the rear of the Jeep and motorhome.
During the collision an undetermined vehicle side-swiped the right side of the GMC.
The lone occupant of the Hyundai sustained major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was identified by the Fresno County Coroner’s office as Trisha Henshaw, 55, of Riverside.
White, the driver of the motorhome, sustained minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.