Fiery multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig closes Highway 99 near Selma

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Courtesy of Caltrans

SELMA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — Emergency crews have responded Sunday afternoon to a fiery multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig on northbound Highway 99 just south of Mountain View Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision occurred around 1:20 p.m. involving six vehicles, including a big rig.

Authorities say traffic-driving northbound was slowing down due to construction, however, the big rig did not slow down causing a chain reaction.

When authorities arrived at the scene they say a fire ensued due to the crash, trapping a minor inside the vehicle. The minor was deceased at the scene, according to CHP.

A total of 15 people were involved including the big rig driver, 10 of the victims were transported to Community Regional Medical Center with major to moderate injuries.

The CHP reported that northbound Highway 99 is closed at Floral Avenue, where traffic is being diverted. Northbound on-ramps to the freeway at Sierra and Bethel avenues are closed.

Southbound Highway 99 is also closed at Mountain View Avenue.

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