Semi-truck driver dies after crash on I-805
NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – A 29-year-old semi truck driver died of unknown
causes at a hospital following a chain-reaction crash involving three other
vehicles on Interstate 805 in National City, according to the California
The driver of the 2005 Kenworth combination truck tractor suffered an
unknown medical condition and became unconscious in the vehicle, which was
stopped in a northbound freeway lane near Sweetwater Road shortly after 10 p.m.
on Friday, according to CHP officer Tommy Doerr.
A 2008 Ford Ranger driven by a 31-year-old San Diego woman slid sideways
into the back of the semi truck, then spun out across two lanes and was
struck broadside by a 2011Volkswagen, which was in turn rear-ended by 1999
Toyota Tacoma, Doerr said.
The big rig's driver was taken to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center,
where he was pronounced dead, Doerr said. The cause of his death was unknown,
pending a county Medical Examiner's Office investigation, he said.
His name was not immediately released, but the CHP said he was a Tijuana
The Ford's driver sustained major injuries and was also hospitalized,
The other vehicle occupants, a 21-year-old Bonita man and a 40-year-old
La Puente man, were uninjured, Doerr said.