Riverside Man Killed in Pickup Versus Tractor-Trailer Crash on Interstate 40
Barstow, CA (January 23, 2021) On Friday, a 69-year-old man from Riverside died in a fatal vehicle collision on Interstate 40.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Barstow Office, the crash happened at around 1 p.m. Interstate 40, east of Crucero Road.
Authorities say, that the 69-year-old was driving a pick-up truck westward the Interstate 40 at a high rate of speed.
Furthermore, the Riverside man failed to see a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer towing a tanker trailer, traveling at 55 MPH.
Consequently, the pickup collided with the backside of the tractor-trailer.
Due to the collision, the 2005 Chevrolet pickup was forced to the right dirt shoulder then it toppled.
The 69-year-old motorist did not wear his seatbelt and was thrown out of the vehicle and received grave injuries.
Meanwhile, the 44-year old man Simi Valley Man driving the tractor-trailer was not injured.
Moreover, the driver immediately stopped by the right-hand shoulder after the collision.
The CHP said that alcohol or drugs were not a factor in this crash.
Finally, an investigation is ongoing by the CHP Barstow office, to receive or give information please call the CHP at 760-255-5900.
Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family of the deceased. We are with you through these difficult times.
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