Woman Killed after Big Rig Accident on 5 Freeway in San Clemente
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (November 25, 2019) – One person died following a big rig accident on 5 Freeway in San Clemente on Friday, November 22.
According to the California Highway Patrol, at about 8:53 a.m., they received a call about the collision on the northbound side of the 5 freeway just south of Avenida Magdalena.
CHP incident log stated that a big rig lost a tire. The tire then bounced over the center divider from the southbound side of the freeway over to northbound lanes. After that, it struck a red Tesla and killed a woman inside.
Coroner officials responded to the scene around 9:18 a.m. and issued a SigAlert soon after. The identity of the 38-year-old female victim, from Vista, was not immediately available.
CHP said the white container truck that lost its tire pulled over onto the shoulder at Cristianitos Road off-ramp. Officials ordered a full inspection of the big rig.
The accident resulted in a backup of traffic while officers worked to clear the lanes.
During this mournful time, we would like to send our well-wishes and sincere sympathies to the grieving family and friends of the victim.
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