Big Rig Truck Hits Tow Truck Driver on 10 Freeway in Cabazon
CABAZON, Calif. (August 7, 2018) — A tow truck driver identified as Jon Israel, 50, of Cabazon, died Tuesday morning when he was struck by a big rig truck on the westbound Interstate 10 freeway, just west of Haugen Lehmann Way, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place about 9:04 a.m. this morning. The victim was found next to a flatbed Stagecoach tow truck parked on the right shoulder of the freeway.
The truck driver who hit the Mr. Israel, stopped and cooperated with the police investigation.
Firefighters and paramedics responded, but sadly Mr. Israel died at the scene. The Stagecoach tow truck company confirmed that the man was one of their drivers.
RELATED: A tow truck driver was badly injured in a crash on SR-125 in Spring Valley last night.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, police are reviewing the evidence to determine fault. It appears that the driver who struck the tow truck driver could be held responsible for this collision.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Jon Israel at this difficult time.
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