Fatal Traffic Accident on Highway 49 

A big rig and car collided in Nevada County Tuesday morning, killing one person. 

CHP reported that the accident took place on Highway 49 on March 8th.

It is unclear at this time; however, what factored into the accident. 

Unfortunately, one person died upon impact. Their identity is being withheld pending notification of kin. 

Police also blocked both directions of Highway 49 following the wreck for a period of time.

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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