Truck Accident Leaves 1 Dead on State Route 12

A big crashed into the side of another vehicle under unclear circumstances in Lodi on Friday. 

The accident occurred on April 1st within the westbound lanes of SR-12. 

Upon impact, oil was spilled from the big rig and sadly one person died at the scene. 

The identity is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

The crash 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. 

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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