Driver Killed in Fiery North County Tractor Trailer Collision

Tractor Trailer Collision

North County, CA — Early Monday morning, a driver stopped in the slow lane on Interstate 5. The car stopped for unknown reasons near the Camp Pendleton rest area.

A grocery store tractor-trailer collided with the stalled car and pinned it to the center divider. Shortly after the crash, flames ignited from under the car.

The crash took place around 5:00 am. Traffic from Orange County heading towards San Diego slowed until around 10 am. 

It is unknown why the car stopped in the slow lane. Officers had received reports of the stalled vehicle around 4:52 am and were responding to a stalled vehicle when the collision happened. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, but the driver of the car died in the collision. When crews arrived, flames engulfed the car. The police found the body after extinguishing the fire. It could not be identified. There was no ID found in or around the car.

Registration for the car comes from Mexico, but police are still trying to learn who the owner was. Police stated that all evidence is gone and that there is too much damage from the fire to diagnose why the car stopped.

All lanes reopened around 10:30 am.

The crash is still under investigation.

Starpoint Law expresses its condolences to all those affected by this tragic accident. Semi-truck accidents are often tragic and require a lot of time for investigation. Whether you are the victim of a Semi-Truck accident or the victim’s friends and family, we are here to help you. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Sources: The San Diego Union Tribune, Fox5

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Aidin Ghavimi

Aidin is a partner at Starpoint LC, Attorneys at Law, and focuses on personal injury and employment law cases in and around Southern California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola School of Law and his Bachelor’s from USC. Aidin’s primary goal is to bring justice to his clients and to ensure they are able to move on with their lives after a serious injury.

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