Articles Tagged With ‘Big Rig Trucks’




Oil tanker overturns on Nipomo Mesa, prompts evacuations

An oil tanker crashed on Willow Road near Highway 1 Saturday morning and then overturned, landing on its side off of the roadway. [Cal Coast Times] The accident resulted in authorities evacuating some residents from homes on the Nipomo Mesa.... (Continue reading)

Jackknifed truck blocks Highway 1 near Ragged Point

A big rig truck has been blocking traffic on Highway 1 around the San Luis Oibspo-Monterey county line for several hours Wednesday. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 10 a.m., the semi truck jackknifed north of Ragged Point in Monterey County.... (Continue reading)

Man killed in head-on crash with semi at highways 41 and 46 “Y”

For at least the seventh time this year, a person died in a car crash near the Highway 41 and Highway 46 “Y.” On Monday night, a man driving an Acura Integra slammed head-on into a semi-truck while trying to... (Continue reading)

Truck driver gets six years for deadly Christmas Eve crash

A Las Vegas truck driver received a six-year prison sentence for several vehicular manslaughter convictions stemming from a 2014 Christmas Eve crash that killed four San Miguel residents. Philip Ken Trujillo, 57, entered court on Thursday attempting to get a... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen breaks her back in a crash on Cuesta Grade

A 19-year-old Atascadero woman suffered a broken vertebra on Thursday after the pickup truck in which she was traveling in slammed into the back of a big rig on the Cuesta Grade. [KSBY] At approximately 7:30 a.m., a 20-year-old Santa... (Continue reading)

Elderly woman killed in crash with semi-truck in Santa Maria

A Santa Maria woman in her early 70s died Monday morning after crashing into the back of a semi-truck near Bonita Elementary School, according to the CHP. It is suspected the woman was speeding. [KCOY] Shortly before 4:30 a.m., the... (Continue reading)

Driver convicted of manslaughter in North County Christmas Eve crash

A San Luis Obispo County jury convicted a Las Vegas truck driver of four counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for the deaths of four San Miguel residents in a 2014 Christmas Eve crash. Philip Ken Trujillo now faces... (Continue reading)

Wrong-way driver dies after slamming into big-rig on Highway 101

An elderly Santa Maria man driving the wrong way on Highway 101 crashed head-on into a semi-truck Tuesday night near Los Alamos. The crashed killed the wrong-way driver and sent his van tumbling into the highway median. At approximately 9... (Continue reading)

Man dies in five-vehicle crash on Highway 46

A 69-year-old man died in a five-vehicle crash on Highway 46 near the Shandon rest area on Friday. Around 2:15 p.m., a semi-truck drove into oncoming traffic, clipped a pickup and slammed head-on into another truck. The collision killed the... (Continue reading)

Another driver dies in crash on Highway 166

For the second time in a span of about 36 hours, a person died Tuesday in a crash on Highway 166. The accident was the fifth fatal collision on the highway since early September. Around 6:30 a.m., a Dodge van... (Continue reading)