YREKA, CALIFORNIA (January 19, 2017) – A semi-truck driver was tragically killed in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 on Thursday, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened on Thursday afternoon on the southbound side of Interstate 5. A semi-truck driven by a 56 year old man had just passed through the California Department of Food and Agriculture inspection station in Hornbrook. The driver reportedly may have suffered a medical emergency before swerving off the freeway and going about 100 feet down a ditch off the freeway.
The driver of the semi-truck was tragically pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical personnel. 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 affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Yreka, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.