Man Killed, Samuel Garcia Injured in Bythe Big Rig Crash on 10 Freeway near Arrowhead Boulevard
Riverside, California (July 22, 2021) – One person was killed in a Wednesday morning crash involving a big rig in Blythe.
The deadly crash happened on Interstate 10 Freeway near Arrowhead Boulevard at about 2:14 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
A tractor-trailer, driven by 60-year-old Samuel Garcia of Whittier, is reported to have veered off the freeway and struck a 41-year-old man from Maricopa, Arizona, who was outside a parked truck on the shoulder of the freeway.
The big rig then overturned after hitting another truck that was also stopped on the shoulder.
Arizona Man Killed in Riverside Truck Accident on I-10 Freeway near Arrowhead Blvd
The Arizona man was killed in the crash.
Garcia sustained a head injury and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
A woman in one of the vehicles sustained minor injuries but it is unclear if she was hospitalized.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
The CHP is investigating the cause of the accident.
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