Stockton Truck Accident Fatality
A Stockton truck accident fatality occurred during the early morning hours of January 8 along northbound Highway 99 near Arch Road. A disabled Peterbilt silage truck was parked along the right shoulder of the highway, partially blocking the right lane. An oncoming 2013 Peterbilt big rig was approaching from behind and was being followed by a 2017 International tractor-trailer. The Peterbilt driver reduced his speed and moved to the left to avoid a collision with the disabled truck in the roadway. However, the International driver was unable to stop in time and hit the right rear of the Peterbilt’s trailer and struck the disabled truck. Sadly, the International driver was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. Officials have identified the victim as 36-year-old Pedro Avila of Modesto.