By Christopher Baker

FRESNO (CBS13) — According to California Highway Patrol, a Stockton woman was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on northbound State Route 99 north of North Avenue in Fresno.

On Apr. 26, at roughly 3:15 a.m., a Fresno area CHP unit arrived at a multi-vehicle injury crash where an investigation revealed that a 66-year-old Stockton woman was driving her Dodge Stratus northbound on SR-99, per a news release.

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For an unknown reason, she allowed the car to veer off the roadway into the center median.

In a moment of panic, the driver overcorrected her steering while trying to regain control and traveled back across all lanes of northbound traffic.

Her car crashed into a concrete wall on the right shoulder of northbound SR-99. She exited the now disabled vehicle and tried to remove the damaged rear bumper as the car remained in a lane of traffic.

According to the news release, 58-year-old Phillip Kim of Fresno stopped his Nissan Moreno behind the Dodge as she continued to try and remove the damaged rear bumper.

62-year-old Gloria Archuleta of Fresno was driving a Jeep Cherokee and did not see the Dodge and Nissan in front of her.

Archuleta attempted and failed to stop her car and crashed into the back of Phillip’s Nissan.

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The force of that collision caused the Nissan to be pushed forward and crash into the 66-year-old Stockton woman and her Dodge, propelling her forward into the number one lane.

The Jeep overturned and came to a stop in the center divider.

Two more cars, a Hyundai Sonata and a Chevrolet Silverado crashed into the back of the Nissan.

The 66-year-old Stockton woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

All of the other drivers sustained minor injuries.

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in this crash on the part of the Stockton woman, pending toxicology reports.

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