Marino Diaz Killed in Head-on Crash on South Avenue in Corning
CORNING, Calif. (March 26, 2020) — Marino Ruiz Dias, 45, was killed after a Sunday night head-on collision at South and Mary avenues in Corning, Tehama County.
The drivers of a red 2011 Nissan sedan and a semi-tanker truck were involved in the collision about 10:37 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Police are investigating whether or not the Nissan drifted into oncoming westbound traffic and collided with the 2015 Mack semi-truck.
Paramedics responded to the scene where the man driving the Nissan was confirmed dead.
Meanwhile, Richard Murphy, 64, of Chico,who was driving the truck, was treated for minor injuries he suffered in the crash. Tow trucks removed the car and the 40-foot tanker truck that was loaded with fuel.
The cause of the crash and liability is under investigation.
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