- Apr 28, 2020
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I'm sure they all had insurance and will be no cost to Americans.How tragic.you hate to see it
An SUV packed with people and a semitruck hauling trailers of gravel slammed into each other in a rural California county near the Mexican border early Tuesday morning, leaving at least a dozen dead and others hospitalized, officials said.edition.cnn.com
(CNN)An SUV packed with people crashed into a semitruck in Imperial County, California, on Tuesday morning, leaving 15 dead and others hospitalized, hospital officials said.
There were 27 passengers in the SUV that struck a semitruck full of gravel, said Judy Cruz, the managing director of the Emergency Room Department at El Centro Regional Medical Center.
She said 14 people were dead on the scene, and another person died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Other passengers are being treated at El Centro Regional Medical Center and at Pioneers Memorial Hospital in nearby Brawley.
"Patients are going through a difficult time as you can imagine," El Centro Regional Medical Center CEO Adolphe Edward said. "This was a major accident and we are taking care of them in the emergency room department."
California Highway Patrol Officer Arturo Platero said the vehicle was westbound on Norrish Road near State Route 115 when it traveled "in the direct path" of a big rig truck traveling northbound on 115. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Imperial County Fire officials said multiple agencies were responding to the crash, which is being treated as a mass casualty event.