Two Killed on Highway 395 Near Chilcoot-Vinton, CA
Two vehicles collided head-on in the area of Chilcoot-Vinton on Highway 395 on Tuesday morning.
The fatal accident was reported at 10:22 a.m. on December 28th.
Per reports, a big rig and Toyota Tundra pickup crashed head-on on Highway 395.
CHP reported that a 41-year-old woman from Reno was traveling south before colliding with a northbound Peterbilt Tractor-Trailer.
It is unclear which vehicle veered into the opposite lane; however, the big rig ended up in a snowy ditch.
Emergency personnel arrived to find both the woman driver and her passenger, a 49-year-old Reno man, unresponsive.
Sadly, both occupants of the pickup were pronounced dead at the scene.
Tow trucks were also needed to remove both vehicles from the scene.
The crash remains under investigation to determine fault.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.