Mariana Godinez Killed After Rear-Ending Semi-Truck in Fresno
28-year-old Mariana Godinez was killed following a rear-end collision with a semi-truck on Monday morning.
The crash occurred just before 2:00 a.m. on August 23rd on Highway 99, just south of Jensen Avenue.
According to CHP reports, Godinez was heading southbound in a blue four-door when she rear-ended the truck for unknown reasons.
As a result of the collision, the car was wedged underneath the truck and was removed with special equipment from responders.
Godinez was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unclear whether or not drugs or alcohol played a role. The collision remains under investigation.
According to the NHTSA, nearly 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year in the U.S. More specifically, they are responsible for 28% of all crashes.
In addition, rear-end collisions account for 950,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year.
These types of crashes are often the result of distracted and reckless driving.