On April 26, 2017, at approximately 0535 hours, the Merced Communication Center (MCC) received a call of a traffic collision on westbound State Route 152 west of San JuanRoad. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Los Banos Area Office responded to the scene and investigated the collision.
During the course of the investigation it was determined, Mr. Llerenas was driving a 2014 Volvo semi truck westbound on State Route 152, west of San Juan Road. Mr. Llernas was approaching a 28 year old male driving a 1995 Chevrolet that was towing farm equipment westbound on State Route 152 west of San Juan Road. The 1995 Chevrolet was following a 2005 Chevrolet also towing farm equipment. The front of the Volvo collided with the rear of the 1995 Chevrolet. The force of the collision caused the 1995 Chevrolet to collide rear of the 2005 Chevrolet. The driver of the 1995 Chevrolet sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the 2005 Chevrolet was transported to Memorial Hospital Los Banos. Mr. Llerenas was not injured.
This collision remains under investigation.