MERCED COUNTY -- Two people were injured, one seriously, in a crash on Hornitos Road about 1 p.m. Friday.
A 2000 Lexus sedan driven by Donna Hoegh, 76, of Modesto, was traveling eastbound on Hornitos Road just east of La Paloma Road, said CHP officer Jesse Fouch. Hoegh tried to pass a big rig going uphill on a blind turn.
Hoegh drove over double-yellow lines and hit head on a Central Valley Trucking big rig out of Merced hauling a set of double trailers. Her passenger, Robert Hoegh, 80, of Modesto, was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto with major injuries.
Donna Hoegh was also taken to Memorial by ambulance. The truck driver wasn't injured. Fouch didn't have the driver's name.
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Fouch said Hornitos Road was closed for about 45 minutes Friday afternoon. He said drugs or alcohol weren't factors in the accident.
-- Carol Reiter