semi truck accident on highway 12 near guard road
LODI: Fatal Semi Truck Accident on Highway 12 near Guard Road

“Investigation Ongoing”

LODI, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2017) – An early morning semi truck accident tragically killed at least one person on Highway 12, according to a California Highway Patrol report. (map)

The accident happened on the eastbound side of Highway 12, near Guard Road. Around 4:30 am, a semi truck driver swerved from the eastbound lanes into the westbound lanes. He veered back to his side of the highway to avoid a head on collision, but then lost control and began swerving erratically. The semi once again crossed into the westbound lanes, and struck a vehicle head on.

The driver of the car struck by the semi was sadly pronounced dead as a result of the accident. The semi truck driver was reportedly not injured in the accident, and the semi was hauling a double load of walnuts at the time of the crash. The accident remains under investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.

“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”

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