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Car rear-ends semi on 99; driver hurt

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webmaster | 06/15/12

A driver believed to be under the influence of alcohol struck the back of a semi truck trailer at a high rate of speed on State Route 99 just north of Avenue 18 1/2, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver sustained major injuries and serious head trauma in the 2 a.m. Thursday crash. He was flown by helicopter to Community Regional Medical Center.

CHP public information officer Mark Cosentino said Ubaldo Carrillo, 45, of Fresno was still hospitalized and has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

The collision is under investigation and Carrillo may also face other charges of speeding and endangerment, according to Cosentino...


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