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Gilroy Fatal Car Crash Highway 156 Near Pacheco Creek Drive

Gilroy Fatal Car Crash Highway 156 Near Pacheco Creek Drive

1 Killed, 3 Injured in Gilroy Crash on Westbound Highway 156 Near Pacheco Creek

GILROY, CA (July 26, 2021) – A car crash killed an infant and injured three adults on Highway 156 southeast of Gilroy.

According to The Mercury News and KION News, the tragic accident took place on Saturday afternoon. Officers reported the wreck at about 1:20 p.m.

The incident happened on July 24 when a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia was going west on Highway 156 in Gilroy. At the same time, a 2020 Toyota Corolla was traveling in front of the semi-truck.

The California Highway Patrol said the Toyota then slowed for traffic. The big rig operator failed to slow and slammed into the rear of the Corolla.

Semi-Truck Rear-Ends Car

The Toyota ended up pushed into  a 2021 Volvo VNL 760, west of Pacheco Creek Drive. Firefighters along with the paramedics soon arrived at the scene.

An 11-month-old boy from Waterford riding in the Corolla died as a result of the collision. The three adult occupants of the same car sustained minor injuries upon impact.

Paramedics took them to the Natividad Health Center and Hazel Hawkins Hospital for treatment. The names of the deceased and wounded victims have not been yet released.

Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the drivers of the Freightliner and the Volvo did not sustain any wound following the wreck. Officers forced the westbound lanes of Highway 156 to shut down for a time.

The cause of the fatal Gilroy crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the Hollister-Gilroy CHP area office at 408-848-2324.


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