- Recent fatal crashes on Highway 12
Three people died in car crashes on Highway 12 near Lodi last year.
Sept. 18, 2011: Phyllis Lawyer, an 84-year-old woman from Modesto, was killed when the 2000 Kia Sportage she was riding in was hit head-on west of Tower Park Marina at around 1 p.m. The driver of the Kia suffered major injuries.
July 13, 2011: Kirstin Aksnes, a 21-year-old Fairfield resident, died after her car collided with a big rig at 5:30 a.m. Aksnes was traveling east in a Volkswagen when her car went into the westbound lanes and struck an oncoming big-rig truck.
March 21, 2011: A 77-year-old Tracy man was in a head-on collision at about 10 a.m. near Tower Park. Thomas Rosten was struck by a big-rig truck while making a left hand turn. He died 18 days later.
— Source: News-Sentinel archives
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:30 pm
Updated: 7:13 am, Thu Apr 5, 2012.
One man is dead and traffic was backed up for hours on Highway 12 following a fatal collision between a big-rig and an SUV on Wednesday morning.
At approximately 11:15 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers were called to Highway 12 near North Peatland Road west of Lodi, where a freightliner had collided with a 1989 Chevrolet Blazer, according to CHP Officer Angel Arceo.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:30 pm.
Updated: 7:13 am.