An Oregon man was killed Monday in a single vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 5 near Los Banos, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Linda Hamilton, 60, of Selma, Ore., was driving a 2000 Ford F-250 just before 2:45 p.m. with a 70-year-old man, also from Selma, in the passenger seat, according to Officer Dean Emehiser. The man’s identity has not been released pending the notification of next of kin.
Traveling southbound just south of Highway 165, officers said, the truck may have suffered a flat tire, causing the driver to turn right and collide with the embankment before the truck overturned and came to rest on its roof.
Hamilton was transported with major injuries to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center, the CHP reported. The man died on scene.
Officers said traffic in the area was backed up as crews worked to clear the roadway.