55-Year-Old Semi-Truck Driver Killed in DUI Accident near O Street

MERCED, CA (March 10, 2023) – Late Monday night, Anthony Carrasco was arrested after a fatal big-rig crash on Highway 99.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m., on the southbound lanes of the freeway near O Street on March 6th.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Carrasco attempted to pass a big-rig that was pulling a set of double trailers in a tight lane. The SUV then became wedged in between the trailer and the guard rail.

As a result, the big-rig jackknifed and overturned down a steep embankment, trapping the driver inside. Medics arrived and extricated the driver from the semi-truck. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, crews pronounced the semi-truck driver dead at the scene.

Following preliminary duties, officers arrested and booked 35-year-old Carrasco, of Ceres into the Merced County Jail for felony DUI.

At this time, an active investigation is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided.

The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victim who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.

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