[02-20-2023] Imperial County, CA – Three People Killed in Two-Vehicle Wrong Way Crash near El Centro

[02-20-2023] Three People Killed in Two-Vehicle Wrong Way Crash near El CentroThree people were killed in a two-vehicle head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver in Imperial County on Monday morning, February 20, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly fiery crash occurred along Interstate 8 east of Forrester Road, west of the city of El Centro.

CHP officials reported that a Tesla was going in the wrong lane when it collided head-on with a 2016 Acura ILX driven by a 28-year-old male driver from Coachella. The crash resulted in the Tesla being engulfed in flames.

The Acura driver and the Tesla’s two occupants were all declared dead at the site by the responders. No further details on their identities were released by the authorities.

The investigation into the crash is still underway, including whether the victims wore their seatbelts, if alcohol or drugs played a role, and what led the Tesla to drive in the wrong way.

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When it comes to accidental fatalities and hospitalizations, auto accidents are by far the leading cause in the United States. Meanwhile, some two million people die each year on the roads worldwide, and another ten million are injured.

The National Safety Council predicted that more people were killed in traffic accidents in 2020 due to avoidable factors such reckless driving, intoxication, and failure to wear a safety belt. For three years in a row, the death rate had been going down before that year’s 8.3% spike. There were 39,107 fatalities caused by automobile accidents in the United States in 2019. The number increased to 42,338 by 2020.

There were 3,847 fatal car accident victims in California in 2020. Single-vehicle accidents accounted for 59% of all fatalities (2,260), while multi-vehicle collisions (two or more cars) accounted for 41%. (1,587 total).

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