Richard Smith Falls Victim to Deadly Big Rig Crash

Fatal Glenn County Collision on County Road 99W

59-year-old Richard Smith was killed following an accident involving a big rig Monday morning.

The crash occurred on March 14th around 6 a.m. on County Road 99W at County Road 7.

Per CHP, a big rig driven by Vernon McGuire, 61, was traveling northbound at the time of the crash. 

McGuire made a turn onto County Road 7 and was struck by a southbound Nissan. 

The driver of the Nissan, ID’d as Richard Smith, then crashed into a utility pole. 

Sadly, the Nissan driver died at the scene of the accident. 

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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