Lovepreet Dhillon, Anthony Campos Killed in Truck Accident in Buttonwillow, CA
Buttonwillow, CA -- October 5, 2022, Lovepreet Dhillon and Anthony Campos were killed following an accident where their trucks collided.
Investigations indicated that the incident happened at around 5:46 a.m. along Highway 46 at Gun Club Road.
Officials said that 33-year-old Anthony Campos was in a Freightliner traveling westbound on the highway. 32-year-old Lovepreet Dhillon was in a semi heading eastbound. Police believe that Dhillon's semi somehow drifted over the center line, resulting in a collision with Campos's truck.
Due to the crash, both Dhillon and Campos sustained fatal injuries. Another vehicle was involved, but it's unclear if the occupants were hurt. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Lovepreet Dhillon, Anthony Campos Truck Accident in Buttonwillow
People will no doubt jump to all kinds of conclusions reading these initial details, but it's important to remain reasonably skeptical until more facts come to light. Not only can early details overlook a lot of important information, but it might not even be accurate.
A truck supposedly drifting over the center line is certainly concerning. That sort of thing is usually the result of something like looking at a phone, falling asleep, speeding, etc. But it can also be the result of mechanical issues, a tire failure, a medical emergency, hazards in the road, and other things a driver may not be able to avoid. If authorities don't have the right experience and equipment, those possibilities can easily go overlooked.
That's one of the reasons I rely on independent accident reconstructionists who can work with complex possible factors like those mentioned above. Letting the evidence speak for itself is the best way to get people answers, and it's a vital step in getting folks the help they need. Understanding this can be important for those who find themselves in a similar situation, which is why the article below is a helpful resource.