A man who died when the pickup he was riding in collided with a CalTrans maintenance truck east of Visalia has been identified as Gregory Joseph Rosenberger, 56, of Tulare, the California Highway Patrol said.
Rosenberger was a passenger in a 2002 Dodge pickup driven by Brian Adney, 54, of Visalia. About 9:30 a.m. Friday, the pickup hit a Caltrans worker and sent him airborne and down a dirt embankment, the CHP said.
The employee, Arturo Saballa Jr., 63, of Fresno, was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia and later Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment of multiple broken bones. His condition was upgraded from critical to serious over the weekend, and he remained in serious condition Tuesday.
The pickup also collided with the Caltrans truck parked on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 198, pushing it forward and hitting Caltrans worker Mark Peton, 49, of Tulare, who suffered minor injuries.
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The truck was pushed down the embankment and the pickup overturned and came to rest on its wheels on the highway.
The cause of the collision is under investigation, but alcohol does not appear to be a factor, the CHP said.