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Collision spills grapes along Highway 165 in Hilmar
One person seriously injured

A woman sustained serious injuries when she was ejected from her truck after colliding with a tractor-trailer on Highway 165 in Hilmar.

The tractor-trailer overturned from the collision and spilled grapes all over the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision happened at 1:47 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Highway 165 and Williams Avenue.

Zoe Maria Canto, 20, of Atwater was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Williams Avenue. She has come to a stop at the posted stop sign, but then proceeded into the intersection, directly into the path of a 2015 Freightliner pulling two trailers full of grapes, according to the CHP.

The driver of the Freightliner, Ruben Sicairos, 56, of El Centro had no time to avoid the collision. The front of the Freightliner struck the driver’s side of the Chevrolet and the force of the impact caused both vehicles to overturn.

The CHP suspects Canto was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. She was ejected out of the truck onto the roadway, sustaining major injuries. She was taken by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

Sicairos was not injured in the crash.

Inside the Silverado, CHP officers found a large amount of marijuana, hashish and psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms. No arrests were made at the time, but the case has been sent to the Merced County District Attorney’s Office.

The clean-up of the grapes on the highway and the wreckage took about three hours.