One Killed in Van/Semi-Truck Crash on Highway 28 in Placer County, CA
Placer County, CA — October 25, 2022, one person died in a crash between a van and a semi-truck on State Highway 28 in the Lake Tahoe area of Placer County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 9:00 a.m. on Highway 28 at Old County Road, near Dollar Point. Investigators haven't released many details about the causes or circumstances of the crash, but say a van and a semi-truck are believed to have collided in the area.
One fatality was confirmed after the accident. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Van/Truck Accident on CA-28 in Placer County
It's not unusual for few details to be available so soon after a major accident like this one, but I'm concerned whether steps will actually be taken to get all those details. Quite frankly, authorities don't always have the resources or time needed to make heads or tails of something as complicated as a commercial vehicle wreck.
For victims and families who need and deserve the whole story, that simply won't do. Not only is it important for closure, but clear facts are necessary to hold the right parties accountable--particularly if they might be employees of a company with the resources and know-how to tip the scales in its favor.
That's why I talk about these serious crashes all the time. I can't say what happened here better than anyone else as investigators are still trying to get the basics, but I know from 30 years of experience just how crucial it is for the right people to hunt down all the facts. Victims and families should always have the right tools and allies to get the answers they deserve.