• August 16, 2022

Trucker Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Chiriaco Summit, CA

Chiriaco Summit, CA -- August 12, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where two commercial trucks collided on I-10.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 4:50 p.m. west of Chiriaco Summit. According to officials, a westbound box truck somehow crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. This caused the box truck to catch fire.

Trucker Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on I-10 in Chiriaco Summit, CA

As a result of the crash, the driver of the box truck succumbed to fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Dual Truck Accident on I-10 in Chiriaco Summit

There isn't a lot of information about what happened here, and surely further investigations will shed more light on the details. But something that concerns me with crashes like this is the role the fire played in the crash and why that fire occurred. With commercial trucks, there are sometimes survivable accidents which turn fatal due to negligent design of the vehicle causing it to catch fire far too easily. Could it be something like that happened here? At the very least, it's worth an investigation if it means getting a grieving family the answers they deserve.

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