Coalinga, CA – Crash on I-5 Claims Life in Box Truck Crash South of Xenia Ave
Coalinga, CA (Dec 21, 2023) – A tragic incident occurred on Sunday, December 17th, at around 5:00 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5, just south of Xenia Avenue, resulting in a fatal accident. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that a 2016 Mercedes box truck, driven by an individual from Bakersfield, drifted off the road and collided with a parked 2008 Toyota Camry on the right-hand asphalt shoulder. Regrettably, the victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, was seated in the driver’s seat of the Camry and succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash. Emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene, ensuring the injured were transported for medical care. A passenger from the Camry was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the box truck, also injured, received medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
Our hearts go out to the victim’s family and friends and we hope for a quick recovery for those injured.