Police officers responded to a accident early Saturday morning involving a vehicle that had crashed into a big rig in Jurupa. The accident took place at the intersection of Limonite Avenue and northbound 15 Freeway around 3:00 a.m. Apparently the driver of a sedan was traveling westbound on Limonite when it collided with the tractor-trailer which was turning onto the freeway.
As California Department of Fire arrived on the scene, the sedan exploded into flames as they removed the driver from the wreckage. The 21-year-old driver of Pomona was pronounced dead on the scene, police stated that the impact of the accident killed him immediately.
Riverside Sheriffs Departments stated that the 36-year-old truck driver of Adelanto was uninjured and released at the scene of the accident. Witnesses reported to authorities that the truck driver had a green-light when the car slammed underneath the truck.
Authorities closed off the intersection for 8 hours while an investigation was conducted in hope to find more information about the accident.
It’s a tragedy when a life is lost in a car accident such as this one. Not only are the individuals involved affected, but their family and friends as well. Contact a car accident attorney in Riverside right away if you are ever injured in a car accident.