Man dies after crashing into parkerd big-rig

September 15, 2008 12:42:26 PM PDT
A 51-year-old Lathrop man died after driving his 2005 Ford into the back of a parked big-rig Friday night on state Highway 152 near the border of Santa Clara and Merced counties, according to the California Highway Patrol. Zachary Vasquez was speeding west on Highway 152 when he swerved and collided with the back of a tractor-trailer parked in a pullout area just west of Fifield Road around 8:45 p.m., the CHP reported. Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the big-rig was not injured. Alcohol is believed be a factor in the crash, according to the CHP.