Joseph Haddad Killed after Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-5 in Merced County


Joseph Haddad Killed in Merced County Crash on I-5 near John Erreca Rest Area

Merced County, California – Authorities are investigating a deadly multi-vehicle crash that happened on I-5 near the John Erreca Rest Area in Merced County Saturday afternoon.

Joseph Haddad, 63, of Contra Costa County was among two people who died following the collision, which took place just after 4:30 p.m. July 11.

According to the CHP, Haddad was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu northbound on I-5 when he slowed down and stopped for traffic ahead. 

A big rig failed to slow down and crashed into the Malibu.

The impact pushed the Malibu into other vehicles, triggering a chain-reaction involving three other cars.

Haddad and his passenger, Brenda Haddad, 53, of Contra Costa County, were both killed in the accident.

Another driver was transported to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

The CHP is investigating the crash.

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