A big-rig accident claimed the life of one person on Wednesday morning near San Onofre State Beach.
The fatal crash took place around 5:00 a.m. on September 22nd on the 5 Freeway, per reports.
The unidentified man was traveling south in his Hyundai when he crashed into the back of a big-rig. According to the California Highway Patrol, it is unclear what led to the collision.
Following the crash, the 19-year-old was transported in an air ambulance to a local hospital.
Despite life-saving efforts, the man later died at the hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to the D.O.T., in 2019 67% of fatal collisions involving large trucks were occupants of a passenger car.
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.