Three dead after I-5 crash near Coalinga

November 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Three people are dead and several others are injured after a crash near Coalinga.

It happened on Interstate 5 near Highway 198 just before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities say the driver of a Chevy Surburban swerved to avoid a big rig and lost control.

The SUV crossed the median and crashed into a Toyota 4-Runner.

The 38-year-old driver of the Chevy died at the scene, along with a 44-year-old and 7-year-old passenger.

Two teenagers and ten year old in the vehicle were injured.

All five people in the 4-Runner were also hurt, including three children.

Investigators are now searching for the big rig driver, who left the scene.