Semi-Truck and Vehicle Collide on Highway 46
One unidentified person was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday morning, February 2nd.
The accident occurred on Highway 46 at 6:15 a.m. in Wasco, California.
Per CHP, the semi-truck driver was hauling hay when it collided with a vehicle for unknown reasons.
Upon impact, the semi overturned and spilled its load of hay into the highway.
The other vehicle also caught fire due to the impact and one of the occupants sadly died as a result.
Caltrans closed down the roadway for a period of time as investigators worked at the scene.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.