Buttonwillow, CA (February 12, 2024) – A deadly crash occurred early Monday, February 12, on southbound Interstate 5 at the Lerdo Highway off-ramp. The collision involved a vehicle and a parked semi-truck. Authorities reported the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames upon their arrival.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, and the coroner was notified for extrication. A towing service was contacted to remove the passenger vehicle, while the semi sustained damage that prevented it from being moved immediately. The incident led to one fatality. Emergency crews worked diligently at the scene.
The investigation into the crash’s cause is ongoing.