Fatal Big Rig Collision Killed One; DUI Driver Arrested on Interstate 5 Crash in Stanislaus
STANISLAUS, CA (April 26, 2021) – Elpidio Tovar was killed in a deadly big rig collision on Interstate 5, Wednesday morning.
The fatal accident happened just after 1:00 in the morning of April 21, on northbound Interstate 5 just outside of Westley.
The incident began when a big rig driver noticed a red sedan swerving across both lanes. Then, the semi-truck driver attempted to stop the intoxicated driver and boxed him in with his trailer.
As a result, it brought traffic to a halt and caused a pileup involving three big-rigs.
First responders arrived at the scene and declared the driver of the third big rig dead on the scene. The CHP said the driver was 41-year-old resident Elpidio Tovar of Five Points.
Meanwhile, the other big rig drivers sustained minor injuries.
Furthermore, officials arrested the driver of the red sedan, 40 year-old Daniel Avilan-Tirado, of Stockton, on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
The deadly crash and the DUI arrest are still under investigation.
The Sweet James team would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Elpidio Tovar.
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