SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA (February 25, 2020) – A 60-year-old man was killed and three others were injured in a big-rig involved crash on Highway 120, near Escalon.
The deadly accident occurred near French Camp Road around 7:30 a.m. and involved two cars and a semi-truck. The 60-year-old man was driving westbound on Highway 120 in his 2015 Chevrolet SUV when for unknown reasons, he turned directly in front of a 2019 Freightliner heading eastbound.
The SUV then crossed into the path of a 2016 Hyundai being driven by a 21-year-old woman, who sustained minor injuries, while her 7-year-old passenger sustained major injuries.
The 60-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi truck, a 29-year-old man, was not transported to the hospital. It is unclear if he was treated at the scene for any injuries.
The California Highway Patrol are still investigating what caused the fatal collision, but they do not suspect drugs or alcohol as factors.