Man Dies in Rear-End Semi-Truck Crash on State Route 49 [Grass Valley, CA]

Man Dies in Rear-End Semi-Truck Crash on State Route 49 [Grass Valley, CA]

Man Dies in Rear-End Semi-Truck Crash on State Route 49 [Grass Valley, CA]

61-Year-Old Driver Killed in SUV vs. Freightliner Collision near McKnight Way

GRASS VALLEY, CA (December 20, 2023) – Early Friday evening, one man was killed in a rear-end semi-truck crash on State Route 49.

The fatal collision happened around 5:44 p.m., just north of McKnight Way. 

Based on the initial investigation, a 2021 Freightliner slowed down the freeway following a previous collision clean-up near Smith Road. 

As a result, a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek traveling behind failed to stop on time and collided with the back of the semi-truck.

Responding medical personnel transported the Subaru driver to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Authorities only identified the deceased driver as a man in his 61-year-old. 

Police suspect intoxication to be a factor in the incident. The California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the crash.

No other details surrounding the State Route 49 rear-end crash have been released to the public at this time. Grass Valley Officials will provide more information once available. 

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim.

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