Motorist Dies in Fiery Collision with Semi-Truck near State Route 67
EL CAJON, CA (August 10, 2018) – A man was killed early Friday evening following the collision of a car and a semi-truck on Interstate 8.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 5:30 PM near State Route 67. A Ford was driving in the fast lane when it swerved out of control and crossed all lanes of traffic. Eventually, it broadsided a 1997 Wabash 53-foot trailer being towed by a 2013 Kenworth T660 in the far right lane.
The Ford became wedged underneath the semi and was dragged for several hundred feet before bursting into flames. Unfortunately, the driver of the Ford, identified as a San Diego man, was not able to escape the fiery scene and was pronounced dead by responding fire crews. His name was not immediately released. Meanwhile, the 45-year-old Mexicali man driving the truck did not sustain any injuries.
Witnesses claimed that a third vehicle was involved in the collision. The initial investigation suggests that the Ford may have been cut off prior to the fatal incident. Investigators say they have the potential license plate number and the description for the suspected hit-and-run vehicle. However, additional details were not provided to the public at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved loved ones of the deceased victim. May he rest in peace.
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