CERES — Three people are dead after a big rig hit their car on a Central California highway.
The California Highway Patrol says the big rig rear-ended the victims’ Cadillac around 6:20 a.m. Monday on Highway 99 near the Stanislaus County city of Ceres. Three of the Cadillac’s six occupants were killed. The other three were taken to the hospital with multiple injuries.
Their conditions were not immediately known.
The Modesto Bee reports that the big rig careened off the highway and down an embankment, where it overturned. Its driver was not injured.
Officials said it was too early to know what caused the crash. The victims’ identities have not been released.