A 62-year-old Madera woman was killed late Monday afternoon after losing control of her 2004 Hyundai SUV and striking a semi truck at the Y intersection of State Route 152 and SR 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Her name is not being released until her family can be notified. A passenger in the Hyundai also suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Madera Community Hospital.
Sgt. Jon Johnson said both vehicles were transiting to SR 99 southbound about 4:30 p.m. when the collision occurred. The Hyundai spun into the center divide, and then struck a tree head on. The driver of the semi truck was not injured and pulled over a short distance after the collision.
Witnesses said the Hyundai rolled over, came to rest upside down and then briefly caught fire, as other motorists stopped to help the injured passenger out of the SUV...