Deadly Big Rig Truck Crash on Interstate 10 Freeway
FONTANA, Calif. (June 18, 2018) — A passenger from Chaparall New Mexico, in a big rig was killed early Monday morning after the truck they were riding in veered off the freeway onto the shoulder and crashed into a large tree, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the freeway, just east of Cherry Avenue.
It’s unknown at this time why the driver of the truck apparently lost control of it, drove through a guardrail and struck the tree. The vehicle suffered major front-end damage and the cab was destroyed.
Paramedics responded, however, the passenger who had been in the sleeper cabin was pronounced dead at the scene. They did treat the driver who suffered minor injuries.
The CHP report stated that the truck was hauling liquid nicotine in 5-gallon buckets. This created a hazmat response as some them were leaking.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, we do not know the circumstances that led to this fatality, but police are piecing together evidence to establish who is at fault for the fatal crash. Oftentimes, truckers may fall asleep behind the wheel or a mechanical problem can cause a collision.
We offer our heartfelt prayers to all those affected.
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