Driver killed in crash with semi-truck in Fresno County

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The man killed in a deadly crash with a semi has been identified as 52-year-old Jose Caratachea-Valencia of Selma.

It happened just before 3 am Monday on Elm and North in Fresno County.

CHP officers say the big rig driver was pulling into a driveway when a 2010 Mercury ran into the side of his trailer.

Investigators say Caratachea-Valencia was going about 100 miles an hour and couldn't stop in time.

Due to the impact of the crash, the car became lodged beneath the trailer.

Officers believe Caratachea-Valencia may have been drinking.

The coroner's office will perform toxicology tests to confirm if alcohol was a factor.
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