News Update!!: Needles, CA: Fatality crash involving a semi truck versus car along U.S. Route 95.
ZachNews has received a press release from the California Highway Patrol regarding the fatal crash involving a semi truck versus cars along U.S. Route 95 approximately 10 miles south of Needles, California that occurred at 3:21am PT on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.
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(Top Picture: Car involved in fatal crash. Bottom Picture: Active Towing taking away the semi truck involved in the fatal crash.)
According to the California Highway Patrol, “Party #1 (57 year old Richard A. Palmer from Rialto, California) was driving Vehicle #1 (Toyota) northbound on US-95 in the northbound lane, north of Compressor Plant Road, at an unknown speed.
Party #2 (51 year old Marvin Graham from Tolleson, Arizona) was driving Vehicle #2 (Volvo/Wabash), a cominercial truck and trailer combination, southbound on US-95 in the southbound lane, north of Compressor Plant Road, at a stated speed of “55-60 MPH.” Vehicle #1 was approaching Vehicle #2.
For unknown reasons, Party #1 drove Vehicle #1 across a painted solid double yellow line into the southbound lane of US-95 directly in front of Vehicle #2.
Vehicle #1’s right front collided with Vehicle #2’s right front.
The force of the collision caused Vehicle #1 to travel from US-95 in a westerly direction into the desert.
The force of the collision caused Vehicle #2 to travel in a southeasterly direction.
Vehicle #1 came to rest on its wheels west of US-95 in the desert.
Vehicle #2 came to rest blocking both lanes of US-95 with its front wheels in the northbound lane and its rear wheels in the southbound lane.
Vehicle #1’s right front passenger (37 year old Michael Moore from Simi Valley, California) succumbed to blunt force trauma injuries sustained from the collision.
Party #1 was transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center to be treated for unknown internal injuries.
Party #2 sustained no injuries.
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** ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the fatal crash. **