Man ID’d in Fatal 15 Freeway Accident
31-year-old Demetrius Powell was killed in a traffic collision Friday morning in Corona, CA.
News reports included that the crash occurred just after 2:40 a.m. on the 15 Freeway.
A big rig and another car collided within the southbound lanes under unclear circumstances.
The crash occurred near the Temescal Canyon onramp and caused the semi trailer to catch fire.
Sadly, Powell was pronounced dead at the scene once paramedics arrived. It is unclear which vehicle he was traveling in.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Demetrius Powell.
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.
It is also much more difficult for larger trucks to stop so their braking capability can also be a factor in these collisions.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
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.