Joel Beltran Hospitalized, 13 Killed after Holtville Crash on Route 115 near Norrish Road
69-year-old Joel Beltran of El Centro Injured in Holtville Crash on State Route 115
HOLTVILLE, CA (March 2, 2021) – Joel Beltran, 69, of El Centro, was injured in a mass fatality crash in Holtville, California, around 6 a.m., on Tuesday morning.
Beltran was driving a tractor-trailer going northbound on Route 115 near Norrish Road. For unknown reasons, a Ford Expedition carrying 25 people, veered into the intersection. This caused the big rig to crash into the left side of the SUV. The resulting collision killed at least 13 of the SUV’s passengers.
Due to not wearing seatbelts, several people were ejected from the Ford. As a result of the crash, first responders transported Beltran to Desert Regional Medical center for treatment of moderate injuries.
Authorities from multiple agencies continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Officials have not yet released the identities of the deceased victims.
At this time, an active investigation remains ongoing. Once available, more information will be released.
We at Sweet James would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victims during this tragic time.
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