According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened at the intersection of Highway 33 and Manning Avenue at around 5:00 a.m.
Sgt. Veeson, an officer of the CHP, stated that the Toyota sedan crossed the intersection onto the path of the semi-truck without yielding to the stop sign. The driver of the semi-truck was unsuccessful in avoiding the sedan.
The driver of the sedan, Juan C., 53, and his passenger, Kevin M., 21, died from the collision. Another passenger, Amancio H., 77 years old, was rushed to the local hospital but died of his injuries.
The semi-truck driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
It is uncertain whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the incident.
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Fatal Truck Accident Statistics
Small vehicle occupants are less likely to be protected in an accident than truck drivers and passengers. In collisions involving smaller cars, people are more likely to sustain serious injuries or even die. An accident involving a big rig or truck can be dangerous.
Truck accidents killed 4,965 Americans in 2020, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2019, there were 5,032 fatalities. The total number decreased by 5% in 2020. In the United States, 71% of fatal car accidents involve trucks.
In 2020, large trucks were involved in 8.9% of fatal collisions in the United States. There were at least 90 truck-car collisions in California in 2015.