Trucking Accident Kills Elk Grove Man
December 10, 2015
Another deadly trucking accident kills Elk Grove man. This crash happened on the morning of December 10, 2015. It was a tragically sad scene during the commute hour. The top of a pick-up truck was completely sheered off and sitting near the Seamus Avenue exit along Interstate 5 in Sacramento, California. Nearby was an 18-wheel Federal Express truck that had lost control on the interstate. It had been raining and traffic was backed up for miles.
Federal Express Truck Crashes into Pick-Up Truck
A Federal Express truck was travelling southbound on Interstate 5 in heavy rain at about 6:15 am. The 18-wheeler, somehow lost control, smashing into the center concrete divider. Unfortunately, the big rig careened through the divider and entered the northbound lane of Interstate 5 colliding with a pick up truck. Sadly, the driver of the pick up truck was killed. He was a 45-year old man from Elk Grove, California. He was the only occupant in the pick-up truck.
California Highway Patrol Performing Investigation
California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that the driver of the Federal Express truck was uninjured in this accident. Fed Ex driver is cooperating with CHP in this investigation.
Commercial Trucking Accidents
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