Georgia Semi-Driver Narrowly Escapes Injury in Fatal Crash
CABAZON, California — A 53-year-old woman from Rialto is dead after colliding with a big rig and careening down an embankment on Interstate 10 in Cabazon, CA. The tractor-trailer truck driver, 48-year-old James Nixon, hailing from Woodstock, GA, did not suffer any injuries in the accident. The California Highway Patrol continues to have the matter which happened on Monday, December 17, 2018, around 10:30 a.m., under investigation according to the Banning-Beaumont Patch.*
California Highway Patrol investigators continue to search for answers as to why the 52-year-old woman operating a 2007 Dodge Nitro SUV lost control over her vehicle. Witnesses said she was on I-10 eastbound in Cabazon near the Haugen Lehman Way when she changed lanes for no ascertainable reason. After swerving into the adjacent lane, she clipped the front of a tractor-trailer driven by James Nixon.
The momentum of the crash caused her tospin off of the south side of the Freeway. After leaving the pavement, the woman went down a small embankment and became trapped in the wreckage. First responders worked feverishly to free the woman and save her life. Regrettably,their efforts were in vain. Officials from the Riverside Fire Department who responded to the scene of the crash pronounced her deceased at the scene.
Police did not initially release the deceased woman's name to the press. The Banning-Beaumont Patch obtained the woman's identity after police notified her next of kin. The CHP officers identified the deceased as 53-year-old Sonia Hernandez from Banning, CA.
Law enforcement officers are continuing their investigation. Police want to know if drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash in any way. Officers are trying to determine if a medical condition contributed to the erratic driving of Ms. Hernandez. Mr. Nixon was not hurt in the incident. The responding officers from the California Highway Patrol consider the case still open, andthe investigation remains active.
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