Woman dies after crash with delivery truck near Ceres
07/01/2014 1:31 PM
07/01/2014 5:16 PM
A woman has died after she was seriously injured last week in a crash with a truck a few miles west of Ceres.
Liliana Lira, 22, was one of four people injured in the June 24 crash. She was pronounced dead two days later at a Modesto hospital, according to the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office.
The crash occurred shortly before noon at Ustick and West Service roads.
Lira and the others injured were in a Toyota Camry heading south on Ustick Road. The California Highway Patrol reported that the car ran into a 7UP delivery truck heading east on West Service Road.
The car went underneath the truck’s trailer and was struck by its rear wheels. The collision caused the truck to flip onto its side.
The CHP said the car sustained major damage, which pinned the legs of the front-seat passenger, Lira. It took firefighters about 10 minutes to free her.
The driver and another passenger suffered moderate injuries. An 11-month-old girl who was in a car seat was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons, the CHP reported. The big rig driver was not injured.
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