1 Dead, 1 Injured in Crash with Semi-Truck in Ventura
VENTURA (October 19, 2017)- According to the Ventura County Star, a deadly collision resulted in fatal injuries to one and major injuries to another Thursday morning on Highway 126 near Kimball Road.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to the scene of a collision involving three vehicles including a semi-truck, a pickup truck, and a sedan just before 7:00 a.m.
No details have been revealed at this time regarding the cause of the collision as it was noted that the semi-truck jackknifed across the entire highway while the white pickup truck left the road and hit a tree.
Authorities confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck tragically did not survive the impact after hitting the tree and succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The victim remains unidentified at this time.
Meanwhile, the pickup truck driver who also remains unidentified was seriously injured. The victim only being ID’ed as an adult male was extricated from the semi and rushed to Ventura County Med Center in serious condition.
The driver of the sedan came away unscathed, per the article.
Eastbound Highway 126 remained completely shut down until finally reopening just after 1:00 p.m.
No further details have unveiled at this time while this story will be updated pending the release of the victims and any new information regarding what occurred leading up to the crash.
Ventura Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of both of the two vehicles and the big rig, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either vehicle. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of each vehicle, skid marks, and gouge marks.
If you have been injured or have lost a family member or friend in an auto accident, contact our Ventura wrongful death and personal injury lawyers today at 800-235-6801.
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