By Elisabeth Smith

SACRAMENTO (CBS13)  — The moment of impact in a deadly crash involving 11 vehicles along Interstate 5 near Florin Road was caught on video.

California Highway Patrol said, Tuesday evening, a big rig failed to slow down as it approached slower traffic crashing into 10 other vehicles. Officials say a 39-year-old Elk Grove man in a Chrysler 300 was killed in the crash.

Two other people were transported from the scene with minor injuries, CHP said.

Officials do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

CHP says the big rig tipped over, blocking all southbound lanes. Traffic was diverted to Florin Road as officials cleaned up the scene.

Traffic was backed up for a couple of miles on southbound I-5. The road reopened just after 10 p.m.

On Thursday, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Joel David Broussard.

Comments (10)
  1. Charles wigfall says:

    I am a commercial driver , I find some of my colleagues are not safety minded, it is a personal responsibility.

  2. The big rig drivers on I5, I99, I80 Sacto to Bay Area drive like they are King of the roads do whatever they please. Send a message. That big rig driver needs to get the death penalty. That is not his first offence. Who did he work for?

  3. Michaela Onset says:

    The truck driver did this intentionally. WHY no name of the driver, and WHY is this story being largely ignored?

    1. Terry says:

      Agreed. Fairly certain it’s the usual suspects since it takes wanton wreckless behavior to cause so much damage.

    2. John says:

      Agreed. I feel so bad for the family of the man that was killed. There’s no information on the cause or charges This is very odd.

  4. LUIZEE says:

    Like 4 years ago I was driving home from work going North on I-5 by Seamas Blvd and it was raining. A big rig was in the first lane and I was in the 4th lane. He lost control of his rig and hydroplaned across all 4 lanes. He hit the concrete median and bounced off. My intentional instinct was to go to the left when he bounced. If he didn’t bounce I feared I would of ended under the rig smashed. I pulled over after i passed him so I could collect myself because that was a scary situation. Luckily traffic was scarce.

  5. Aurora says:

    It looks like the driver of the big rig intentionally drove into the cars! Why didn’t driver try to slow down, I hope he’s convicted of manslaughter.. 😢

  6. Terry says:

    He was either dozing off or distracted and not looking up. He swerved at the last minute. That makes me think it wasn’t intentional. It was wreckless for sure. He is certainly in alot of trouble and rightfully so. I promise you all, there are safe drivers like me out there that care that we don’t hurt anyone doing our job. Prayers up for all concerned. From his facebook page Joel was wonderful human being.

  7. Colleen Harper says:

    Maybe dozing or distracted but once aware another truth is a big rig simply can’t stop as fast as a car.

  8. Rob Reyes says:

    And think, the Department of Transportation is lobbying Congress to lower the legal age for a commercial drivers license from 21 to 18.

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