Baljinder Singh Suspected of Driving Under Influence
YUBA CITY, California (July 12, 2017) — Major injuries were reported when a big rig truck and a car collided Wednesday morning in a crash on the State Route 99 Highway at Oswald Road, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The crash took place about 1:58 a.m. The big rig truck overturned onto its side and dumped most of its load of Sierra Nevada beer. The truck landed completely off the highway and it’s trailer was destroyed in the crash.
In an article by Appeal Democrat, CHP said 41-year-old Baljinder Singh was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry north on Highway 99 approaching Barry Road. For an unknown reason, he then went off the shoulder, overcorrected and veered into the southbound lane.
Singh, of Yuba City, collided with a 2011 Peterbilt tractor-trailer operated by 66-year-old Chico resident Daniel Dibenedetto. The Camry subsequently struck a tree on the side of the road.
Appeal Democrat wrote that Singh was seriously injured and was transported to Rideout Memorial Hospital for surgery. He was suspected to have been using drug or alcohol at the time of the collision.
Meanwhile, Dibenedetto was also hospitalized with minor injuries.
At least two lanes of the freeway were blocked due to debris and emergency responder vehicles on scene, but later were reopened by 5:08 a.m. The crash remains under investigation.
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