Two Killed After Truck Accident in Merced County
Two people were killed, and another was injured after a truck accident on Interstate 5 in Merced County, CA, on the afternoon of Saturday, July 11, 2020. The big rig crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on northbound I-5 near the John “Chuck” Erreca Northbound Rest Area. The Los Banos California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that traffic on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 had slowed and eventually came to a stop. A tractor-trailer reportedly failed to stop and rear-ended a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu sedan, killing the driver, 63-year-old Joseph Haddad, and passenger, 53-year-old Brenda Haddad, both of Contra Costa County. The Chevrolet was propelled into another car and that impact, in turn, allegedly caused a pileup.