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Tow Truck Struck - 06.18.21 (CA) "Vehicle Driver Killed"


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INCIDENT DATE/TIME: 6-18-21 8:04 pm

LOCATION: SB I-5 JSO Main St exit

CITY: San Diego


DETAILS: The Tow driver had pulled over to the right shoulder to protect another driver who was changing a flat tire. Both the car and tow truck were on the right shoulder out of the #4 lane. The driver of the car had just driven away when the male driver of the Honda went onto the right shoulder at high speed and slammed into the flatbed section of the truck. The male driver died upon impact We were northbound on the I-5 and witnessed the collision. The engine of the car caught on fire, but the tow truck driver grabbed an extinguisher and put the fire out.


RESOURCE 911 Onscene


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Driver dies after crashing into tow truck on I-5

SAN DIEGO – A male driver died Friday night after crashing his car into a tow truck that had pulled to the side of Interstate 5 to assist another driver.


The crash was reported at 8:10 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near the Main Street exit by Barrio Logan. Video from OnScene.TV shows the black Honda Accord stuck under the flatbed portion of the truck after it was witnessed crashing into it at a high rate of speed along the right-hand shoulder of the interstate. The driver of the car was not immediately identified.


The engine of the Accord briefly caught fire following the crash, but was put out by the tow truck driver, according to OnScene.TV.


Two lanes of southbound traffic were closed as a result of the crash, Caltrans San Diego said in a tweet.


Additional details about the incident were not yet available.


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