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Driver dies after crash with semi on I-15 in Normal Heights

Publish Date: 2022/03/04

SAN DIEGO, CA — A 76-year-old woman died Friday morning after her car collided with a jackknifed big rig on Interstate 15 in San Diego’s Normal Heights area, reports ABC 10 News.

The fatal accident occurred on the northbound interstate near I-8 at approximately 2:20 a.m.

According to California Highway Patrol, a 27-year-old man was driving an Amazon big rig when he lost control of the truck on the wet roadway, causing it to jackknife across several lanes.

Moments after, a Honda CR-V collided with the disabled truck and became wedged under its trailer.

Crews performed a rescue extrication to remove the trapped driver. She was then rushed to a local hospital, where she died shortly after.

No other injuries were reported in the event.

All northbound lanes before Adams Avenue was closed during the emergency response and were later reopened several hours later at 6:10 a.m, just before rush hour.

An investigation remains ongoing, and a toxicology report is pending to determine whether impairment factored into the crash and subsequent death of the woman driving the car.

In case you’ve suffered a similar type of accident with a big-rig/semi-truck, the Jurewitz Law Group is well experienced with these types of cases and is available to get to work on your behalf. We have fought these cases before, and have secured settlements of $19.15 million+ on behalf of the injured and deceased.

If you’re seeking justice, or a resolution to your personal injury case, don’t go it alone. You’ll be well-served to hire sound representation- like the lawyers you’ll find at the Jurewitz Law Group.

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Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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