Driver Rear-Ends Semi, Pronounced Dead at Scene
An unidentified man was killed after slamming into the back of a semi-truck on Wednesday night, November 17th.
CHP reported that the fatal crash occurred at 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Road 80 and Avenue 384.
Per reports, the truck had slowed down before a stoplight when a Toyota Camry rear-ended it.
As a result of the impact, two stop lights were knocked down at the intersection.
The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries, however the male driver of the Camry sadly died at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
It is most often those in passenger cars that are killed in large truck collisions. Semi trucks typically weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars which leaves occupants of smaller cars more vulnerable.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.