Big Rig And Car Collide In Fatal Accident On Highway 12

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) –A big rig and car have collided in the Delta killing one person on a road locals know as “blood alley.”

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. along Highway 12 at Brannan Island Road in San Joaquin County near the border of Sacramento County.

CHP says a woman driving eastbound in a silver VW veered into the path of an oncoming big rig loaded with Red Bull. 

The driver of the semi-truck swerved but did not have enough room to avoid the head-on collision. 

Both the VW and truck rolled over into a ditch on the westbound side of the road.

The VW ended up a crushed mass of metal.  The female driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic was backed up for miles as emergency crews investigated the accident and cleared it away. 

It took several hours to off-load about 35,000 pounds of Red Bull before the rig could be uprighted and towed away.

The investigation into why the VW veered into oncoming traffic is ongoing.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Bubba Lynch says:

    Rest in Peace

  2. doyour job says:

    Unfortunately some things never change and the death rate on highway twelve is one of them, take your eyes off the road for one secound and it is easy to cross over the line into eternity. That highway is to narrow, always has been. Someones loved won’t be coming home today very sad.

  3. DebraT says:

    That someone is my niece… a beautfily young girl.

  4. David says:

    IM so very sorry

  5. Obasuyi Olatunde Matthew says:

    Whiplash is regarded as the common damage due to highway site visitors accidents in the uk. There are numerous ways to assist relieve the inflammation as well as stress cased simply by whiplash… accident

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