Truck crashes into underside of Freeway overpass near Malaga

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Two men are in the hospital this morning after crashing into the underside of a highway overpass. (KFSN)

Two men are in the hospital Wednesday morning after crashing into the underside of a highway overpass.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers say the men were driving northbound on Highway 99 near Malaga , just south of Fresno, when their truck drifted off the road at the Central Avenue overpass. They say the truck then went up the embankment and launched into the air -- hitting the underside of the overpass. The impact smashed in the front of the truck.

Officers say the men were lucky they were wearing their seatbelts. "They are fortunate nothing else happened. Looks like the vehicle took most of the impact, as far as we know the driver was able to walk out of the vehicle and both were transported to the hospital, but they are very lucky," said Officer Jason Steinhauer, California Highway Patrol.

Both men are expected to survive their injuries. Investigators are still trying to figure out what made the driver lose control.
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