February 24, 2024

GILROY — Two Morgan Hill ladies, ages 7 and 4, died in a chain-reaction wreck on Freeway 152 on Friday morning, which investigators say was attributable to a driver who veered into oncoming visitors whereas making an attempt to cross an enormous rig.

That driver suffered main accidents after colliding with three autos, together with the automobile carrying the women, in keeping with the California Freeway Patrol. Not one of the 9 different individuals — each drivers and passengers — concerned within the five-vehicle crash had been critically injured.

There was no indication from the CHP that the initiating driver, a 25-year-old Los Banos man, was impaired. He was not arrested.

An investigation decided that round 7:05 a.m. the Los Banos man, driving a 2021 Tesla, was westbound on Freeway 152 west of Lake Street, which is roughly on the midpoint of Pacheco Move between Freeway 101 and Interstate 5.

He drove into the eastbound lane in an try and overtake a Peterbilt huge rig and clipped an oncoming 2018 Honda, which precipitated the Tesla to lose management and collide head-on with an eastbound 2017 Dodge, the CHP acknowledged in a information launch.

That affect precipitated the Dodge to spin out and journey into the trail of the large rig, which broadsided the left facet of the Dodge earlier than crashing by a non-public fence alongside the freeway.

The sequence of crashes ended when the Tesla spun out and hit a 2020 Subaru, the CHP mentioned.

Within the wake of the crash, a 7-year-old woman driving within the Dodge was pronounced lifeless on the scene. A 4-year-old woman in the identical automobile was rushed to Valley Medical Heart in San Jose, the place she died from her accidents.