One Dead Following Big Rig Crash on Monterey Road

A big rig and Ford Focus collided in Gilroy Monday night, unfortunately killing one person.

CHP reports included that the crash occurred at 8:29 p.m. on Monterey Road near Travel Park Circle.

It is unclear at this time what factored into the crash. 

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

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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