Man Killed in Big Rig Crash on Highway 43 Near Schuster Road
1 Killed, 1 Injured in Fatal McFarland Accident
McFarland, CA (July 17, 2019) – A man was killed in a big rig crash in McFarland. The fatal accident occurred on July 17 on Highway 43.
A 41-year-old man from Delano was heading south on Highway 43 near Schuster Road. Armona resident Jose Jesus Pena, 66, was heading north on Highway 43 in a big rig carrying tomatoes. The man veered into Pena’s lane and crashed into his truck head-on.
The man’s car caught on fire and he was trapped inside. He died at the accident scene. Pena suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. Highway 43 was closed for several hours as crews cleaned up spilled tomatoes.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.