Gerald Richardson has been identified by authorities as the deceased in an SUV and truck collision that took place on December 5 in Reedley. Mr. Richardson, a 57-year-old local resident, was driving a Ford Bronco prior to 4:00 p.m. when he encountered Freightliner big-rig that was in the process of making a left turn, authorities say. Mr. Richardson may not have been wearing a seatbelt, authorities say. First-responders took the severely injured man for treatment at an area hospital, but he died not long after. Press reports indicate that California Highway Patrol officer named Mike Salas told reporters that the CHP may charge the driver of the big-rig, Jeremy Crank, a 45-year-old resident of Coarsegold, with misdemeanor manslaughter. They do not suspect a DUI and the collision remains under investigation.
We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.
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