Man Killed on 10 Freeway near Pepper Avenue Off-Ramp
An unidentified man was killed following a collision involving a semi-truck on Sunday evening.
The fatal accident occurred at 7:22 p.m. in Colton on the eastbound 10 Freeway.
Per reports, a sedan collided with a semi-truck near the Pepper Avenue off-ramp on December 19th.
Both vehicles ended up on the right-hand shoulder and it was an occupant of the truck that called 911.
Sadly, one of the drivers, a 37-year-old Rialto man, died at the scene of the crash.
His name is being withheld pending notification of kin.
CHP are actively investigating the cause of the collision.
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.
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