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Brea, CA (October 4, 2019) – One person was killed following a two-vehicle collision that occurred on the 57 Freeway in the town of Brea. According to officials with the California Highway Patrol, the early morning crash took place at around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4th.
Officers stated that a work truck collided with a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes of the freeway, prompting emergency medical crews to the scene near Tonner Canyon Road. Paramedics were dispatched to the crash site where they attended to the victims.
One occupant of the truck involved was confirmed to have died as a result of the crash. The operator of the tractor-trailer was uninjured in the collision.
No further information was reported as police continue to investigate the events that led to this incident.
Our condolences are offered to the deceased victim’s family at this time.
In 2012, the state of California saw 341 fatal collisions involving large trucks, and hundreds more suffered serious injuries. That number was reported to have made up 7.3 percent of all fatal truck accidents across the United States. Due to the sheer nature and power of such large vehicles, it seems fairly obvious that truck accidents in California may often be among the most severe types of collisions.
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