Holtville, CA (March 2, 2021) – At least 15 people have died after an accident involving a big rig and an SUV that occurred in Southern California on Tuesday morning, March 2.
The crash occurred near Holtville in Imperial County, which is about 125 miles east of San Diego and about 10 miles from the Mexico border. According to a report released by the California Highway Patrol, a Ford Expedition SUV entered the intersection with the 18-wheeler, which was hauling two trailers. The truck then hit the left side of the SUV.
Fifteen first responders arrived at the crash area, located off of State Route 115, around 6:30 a.m.
Troopers said that 25 people were traveling in the Ford Expedition, and several of the passengers were ejected onto the road. Police say that 14 victims, including the driver of the SUV, died at the scene. Another victim from the SUV died at an area medical center a short time later.
The only person in the semi-truck was the driver, who sustained moderate injuries.
Judy Cruz, the El Centro Regional Medical Center’s emergency department director, said that six victims are being treated at the hospital. At least five more victims have been airlifted to other treatment centers.
The events leading up to the collision are unclear, though officers are still investigating at this time. The identities of those involved have not been released.
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