Five Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 5 in Los Banos
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 5 at Panoche Road in Los Banos, California.
What Happened: A pickup truck allegedly crossed the center line and struck an oncoming tractor-trailer.
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of pickup truck
- Four occupants in pickup truck
- Driver of pickup truck killed
- Four occupants in pickup truck, killed
- Driver of tractor-trailer, minor injuries
On or about Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, around 9:16 at night, an accident between a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler left five people dead. Authorities said the accident happened along Interstate 5 near Panoche Road in Los Banos, California.
Troopers from the California Highway Patrol said five people were killed when the pickup truck they were in allegedly hit an 18-wheeler when it crossed over the center line of the interstate. Paramedics pronounced the driver and four passengers in the pickup truck dead of their injuries a short time after the collision. The driver of the 18-wheeler suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Interstate 5 runs north and south through the Los Banos area, which is located roughly 79 miles southeast of San Jose.
California Highway Patrol and officials from the area are examining the circumstances surrounding the accident.
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