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Names of Those Injured Friday in Highway 120 Crash in Tuolumne County Released

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Tambra Whitlow and Song Chen Hurt in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Highway 120 near Highway 4

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Names of Those Injured Friday in Highway 120 Crash in Tuolumne County Released

Tuolumne County, California: Authorities identified the two people who were hurt in a multi-vehicle collision that happened Friday morning on Highway 120 in the Moccasin area of Tuolumne County.

The accident was reported around 11:30 a.m. near where the highway meets Highway 4.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 44-year-old Tambra Whitlow of Oakdale was driving a 2001 Subaru Outback heading eastbound on Highway 120 near Moccasin Creek Road.

At the same time, 32-year-old Kevin Shmierer of Stockton was behind the wheel of a westbound 2024 Kenworth big rig. Song Chen, 40, of Sacramento was driving his 2016 Toyota Tundra behind the big rig.

Authorities said, for an unknown reason, Whitlow allowed her vehicle to cross into the westbound lane and hit the left side of the big rig. The car then collided with the Tundra.

Emergency personnel transported Whitlow by air ambulance to Doctors Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.

Chen was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Schmierer was not hurt.

Investigators said alcohol or drugs did not appear to be contributing factors.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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1 Killed, 2 Injured in Head-On Collision in Fresno County

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One Person Dies, Two Others Airlifted to Hospitals After Lemoore Car Crash on Avenal Cutoff Road and Enterprise Avenue

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1 Killed, 2 Injured in Head-On Collision in Fresno County

Fresno County, California: One person died, and two others were seriously injured in a head-on collision that happened early Sunday morning near Lemoore, the California Highway Patrol said.

The wreck took place around 2:15 a.m. on Avenal Cutoff Road and Enterprise Avenue.

According to investigators, a 23-year-old man was driving a Chevy Malibu north on Avenal Cutoff Road when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Ford F-150 driven by a 51-year-old man.

The 23-year-old man died at the scene.

A 20-year-old passenger of the Malibu and the driver of the Ford were airlifted to hospitals with severe injuries.

Authorities are investigating the accident.

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1 Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Golden State (5) Freeway in Newhall

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One Person Dies in Newhall Car Collision on Golden State (5) Freeway at Weldon Canyon Road

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1 Killed in Multi-Vehicle Collision on Golden State (5) Freeway in Newhall

Newhall, California: One person died in a multi-vehicle collision that happened early Sunday morning in Newhall, the California Highway Patrol said.

The pileup was reported around 2 a.m. on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway at Weldon Canyon Road.

The collision involved two cars and a big rig.

One person was killed in the accident.

No other details were given but an investigation is ongoing.

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3 Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on SR-87 in Fountain Hills

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Three Passengers Die in Fountain Hills Crash on SR-87 near Shea Boulevard

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3 Killed in Wrong-Way Collision on SR-87 in Fountain Hills

Maricopa County, Arizona: Three people died in a wrong-way head-on collision that happened early Sunday morning near Fountain Hills.

The collision took place around 4:30 a.m. on SR-87 near Shea Boulevard.

Police said a car was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when it collided head-on with another vehicle.

Three passengers in the northbound vehicle were killed in the accident.

Both drivers were sustained unspecified injuries.

DPS closed the northbound lanes of the highway during the investigation.

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