Man Killed in Fiery Crash on U.S. Highway 101

Man Killed in Fiery Crash on U.S. Highway 101

A man lost his life in a fiery crash that occurred on the U.S. Highway 101 last weekend. According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place in the early morning hours on Saturday. It was reported at around 5:30 a.m.

The fatal crash involved a 2008 Ford F-250 that was traveling northbound on the U.S. Highway 101 at the time. Just as the vehicle was north of the Gould Road, the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then veered away from the roadway and crashed into a roadside utility pole of the Pacific Gas & Electric.

The collision with the utility pole further spun the vehicle out of the driver’s control. It then crashed straight into a concrete water pump at a high rate of speed. The sheer impact of the collision caused the vehicle to catch fire.

Once the first responders and law enforcement personnel arrived on the scene of the incident, the driver was found dead. The utility pole which was hit during the collision also fell onto the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Following the fatal accident, troopers shut down the section of the Highway 101 towards the Abbott Street. This was done to conduct on-site investigations while also securing the scene of the crash to avoid any further hazards or risks. Once the on-site investigations had been concluded and the accident site cleared, the section of the road was reopened to traffic.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Preliminary findings show that the driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. However, it isn’t clear at this point exactly what caused the driver to veer away from the road and crash into the utility pole. Alcohol, speeding or medical emergencies are typical causes in such collisions. If you’re involved in a wreck, contact our Beaumont car accident attorneys today.

Source: https://www.thecalifornian.com/story/news/2020/07/14/greenfield-california-man-dies-fiery-crash-south-salinas-fatal-accident/5436586002/

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