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Ana Cruz-Sanchez, 29, of Rialto, was killed in a large truck accident on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar.

According to a City News Service report, the crash occurred on the morning of May 1 at the Grand Avenue off-ramp. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Cruz-Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The circumstances of the crash are not fully known yet, with the investigation into this fatal truck accident still ongoing. Continue reading →

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Seluster Lane, 77, of Redwood City, was killed in a truck accident in Bakersfield early on the morning of March 29.

According to a KGET news report, the fatal truck crash occurred on Highway 99 just north of Merced Avenue.

California Highway Patrol officers who responded to the scene saw that Lane had been ejected from his vehicle. He died at the scene as a result of injuries he suffered in the collision. Continue reading →

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A mother and her three children, ages 3, 8, and 11, were injured in a truck accident on Highway 101 in Salinas when a semi-truck driver made an illegal U-turn on the highway.

According to a KION news report, the crash occurred on the northbound side of the 101 at Hartnell Road on March 21, an area where U-turns are prohibited for trucks. The three children were airlifted to an area hospital for treatment, and their mother suffered a broken fibula and forearm and was taken to a hospital. All are expected to survive their injuries. Continue reading →

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Miguel Condelle, 30, was killed in a truck accident on Highway 37 near Mare Island in Solano County.

According to a report in The Vacaville Reporter, the fatal incident occurred the morning of Dec. 30 when the driver of a Freightliner big rig was going west on State Route 37 and hit slower-moving traffic. Continue reading →

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LAPD officials are looking for the driver of a big rig that struck a bicyclist on a sidewalk in Boyle Heights leaving the victim hospitalized for days in an intensive care unit. According to a KTLA news report, the LAPD released photos of the white semi-truck authorities say was involved in the collision, describing it as possibly a 2015 Freightliner Columbia 120. Continue reading →

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The driver of a box truck was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a crash that killed a man who rear-ended the truck that was stopped on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fiery crash occurred on the eastbound 101 Freeway at Van Nuys Boulevard. The driver of the box truck was taken into custody for DUI, California Highway Patrol officials said. Continue reading →

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Aubree Hardy, 5, and her parents Rachel Miller, 27, and Aaron Hardy, 25, died after the minivan in which they were traveling in was struck from behind by a semi-truck, pushing it into the trailer of another big rig. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the minivan was stopped for traffic on the 10 Freeway in Ontario on the morning of June 16th. Witnesses said the driver of the big rig that rear-ended the minivan was traveling at about 60 mph in heavy traffic with no indication that he applied the brakes before impact. Continue reading →

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Investigators say a tow truck driver ran a red light at a South Los Angeles intersection and caused a violent, multi-vehicle wreck, which left eight people injured including two LAPD officers one of whom had to be rescued from his patrol car using the Jaws of Life. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the rescued officer and the tow truck driver were transported to local hospitals in critical condition. A second police officer was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Continue reading →

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Chandra Woods, 37, was killed when her car apparently stalled on the Riverside (91) Freeway in Corona and was struck from behind by a truck. According to an NBC news report, Woods died a little later after the crash, which occurred near Smith Avenue. California Highway Patrol officials said Woods was at the wheel of a 2020 Toyota Camry that came to a stop for unknown reasons in the slow lane. Continue reading →

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Enrique Ramirez Sanchez, 49, a tow truck driver, suffered serious injuries after he was struck by a speeding driver while responding to a car accident outside Beaumont, officials said. According to a KTLA news report, Sanchez was called to the scene of a solo crash on Highway 79 the morning of Feb. 23. The driver of the overturned car was not hurt. Sanchez parked his Statewide Towing truck on the shoulder south of California Avenue and got out to start hooking up the wrecked vehicle. Continue reading →

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