Tetris – 15 Dead After Crash Involving SUV and Semitruck in Southern California
According to reports, a deadly crash in Southern California claimed the lives of at least 15 people after an SUV carrying 25 passengers was struck by a semitruck.
The crash occurred around 6:15 AM PST near the California-Mexico border. The overloaded SUV reportedly entered the intersection just before the gravel-filled semitruck struck it. California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Omar Watson noted that the SUV had no seats inside other than the driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat. “Why that’s so, we don’t know,” said Watson. But the lack of safety restraints meant that several of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle upon impact.
“Everyone in the vehicle was injured to some extent,” Watson continued. “At this point, it’s unknown whether or not the Expedition stopped at the stop sign, but it did enter the intersection in front of the big rig,” adding, “Subsequently the big rig collided with the left side of the Ford Expedition.”
Watson reported that the victims included both men and women between the ages of 15 and 53.