Deadly Semi-Truck Accident in Sacramento County

One Killed in Highway 99 Crash 

A rear-end collision claimed the life of one person in Galt on Thursday morning. 

It was reported that a minivan slammed into the back of a semi-truck that was parked on the northbound shoulder of Highway 99.

The accident took place just before noon on May 19th in Sacramento County.

As a result, about three quarters of the van ended up underneath the truck which resulted in a fire. 

The driver of the semi attempted to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. 

Sadly, one person was killed. It is unclear if others suffered injuries. 

The accident remains under investigation.

According to the NHTSA, nearly 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year in the U.S. More specifically, they are responsible for 28% of all crashes. 

In addition, rear-end collisions account for 950,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year.

These types of crashes are often the result of distracted and reckless driving. 

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.