• September 12, 2022

Maria Escobedo Aguilera Killed, Elvira Lopez Injured in Truck Accident in Buttonwillow, CA

Buttonwillow, CA -- September 7, 2022, Maria Escobedo Aguilera was killed and Elvira Lopez was injured following a semi-truck accident.

Preliminary details given by Kern County officials said that the accident took place near I-5 along Corpus Road in the early morning hours.

Maria Escobedo Aguilera Killed, Elvira Lopez Injured in Truck Accident in Buttonwillow, CA

In their reports, officials said that 55-year-old Elvira Lopez and 53-year-old Maria Guadalupe Escobedo Aguilera were in a vehicle traveling along Corpus Road. Somehow, that vehicle "did not have enough space" after passing a big rig, and the vehicles collided. This sent the vehicle off-road where it overturned.

Due to the crash, Escobedo Aguilera sustained fatal injuries. Lopez was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Maria Escobedo Aguilera, Elvira Lopez Injured in Truck Accident in Buttonwillow

It's always important in these situations to make sure those involved are getting both sides of the story. With one person killed and another rushed to the hospital, these early reports don't always tell all the facts. In fact, I've seen times where representatives from a trucking company were flown to the scene by helicopter so they could talk to their driver, reporters, and even the police. Tactics like that are exactly why I tell folks they need to ensure the right people are looking into their situation as soon as possible. Maybe nothing shady is happening in the background here, but it's best families know they are at least on level ground searching for answers about what happened.

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