FOWLER, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Traffic on northbound Highway 99 was backed up after a deadly fiery crash near Fowler, Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on northbound Highway 99 near Manning Avenue. California Highway Patrol officers say a 53-year-old man from Sanger was driving a commercial truck pulling a trailer when it moved to the next lane over – causing a car in that lane to be forced into the back of the trailer. That caused both vehicles to catch fire which killed the driver in the car.

CHP says a child also inside the car was injured and transported to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries.