A 74-year-old Fresno man died Monday afternoon after his pickup collided with a tractor-trailer southeast of Mendota, the California Highway Patrol said.
Herman Toews was driving his GMC 2010 pickup east on West Jefferson Avenue, west of Santa Fe Road, at 1:37 p.m. when the truck crossed the yellow line and drove into the path of a Peterbilt truck hauling double trailers in the opposing lane. The Peterbilt driver, a 71-year-old Los Banos man, took evasive action but could not avoid the head-on crash, the CHP said.
The Los Banos man suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment, the CHP said.
The Los Banos man was not identified.
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The collision is still being investigated.