Woman Crushed by Hay on Highway 299
6 Bales of Hay Land on Highway in Fatal Ingot Accident
Ingot, CA (November 10, 2020) – A woman was killed when she was crushed by a hay bale in Ingot. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of November 10 on Highway 299.
Truck driver Benjamin Zuniga-Garcia, 42, was traveling on westbound Highway 299 when his load shifted. Six 1,200-pound hay bales fell from the flatbed trailer and landed in the eastbound lane of Highway 299. The hay crushed a Honda, a Subaru and a Dodge pickup. The impact caused the Honda to crash into a van. The Honda driver, an unidentified woman, died at the accident scene. Zuniga-Garcia and the other drivers suffered minor injuries.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.