1 Killed in Galt Crash on Highway 99 near Simmerhorn Road
Galt, California (May 20, 2022) – One person died after a minivan crashed into the back of a parked tractor-trailer on Highway 99 in Galt on Thursday morning.
The fatal incident occurred on the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near Simmerhorn at around 11:50 a.m.
The minivan slammed into the tractor-trailer that was parked on the right side of the highway for unknown reasons.
CHP said most of the minivan was wedged underneath the trailer, and smoke was coming out of the vehicle.
At least one person was killed in the crash.
The truck driver was not injured and was seen trying to extinguish flames with a fire extinguisher.
The far-right northbound lane of the highway was blocked following the incident.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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