Man fatally struck in Interstate 10 truck crash [Indio, CA]
Pickup truck driver killed in collision with large truck near Monroe Street
INDIO, Calif. (March 15, 2022) – Late Tuesday evening, a man was fatally injured in a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 10.
The incident happened around 11:42 p.m., on the eastbound lanes of the freeway just west of Monroe Street.
According to reports, the driver of a black van drove at high speed and rear-ended a large truck parked along the road.
The driver of the big truck said the impact threw him against the steering wheel while his passenger fractured his arm. Officers located the van stuck under the refrigerated trailer of the tractor-trailer.
Due to the extent of the injuries sustained, doctors said the driver of the van died at the scene. Investigators say he was driving recklessly before the collision for unknown reasons.
The incident closed two lanes while traffic was stalled for several hours, limiting drivers to one eastbound lane. After clearing the area, traffic cleared up around 6:30 a.m. the following morning.
At present, the investigation into the fatal incident is ongoing.
The Sweet James team offers their warm and sincere condolences to the friends and family of the deceased victim during this devastating time.
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