24.1 C
Сан-Диего
Четверг, 25 июля, 2024

Motorist Killed in Head-On Crash with Big Rig in Borrego Springs

CrimeMotorist Killed in Head-On Crash with Big Rig in Borrego Springs

A California Highway Patrol cruiserA California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

An unidentified motorist was killed Friday in a head-on crash between a pickup truck and a big rig on a desert road in the far eastern reaches of San Diego County.

The driver, described only as male, was heading east on Borrego Salton Sea Way in Borrego Springs with a passenger when an oncoming Freightliner commercial vehicle veered into his lane shortly after 11:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The resulting collision east of Henderson Canyon left the driver of the smaller vehicle dead at the scene, CHP public-affairs Officer Travis Garrow said. The motorist’s identity remained unknown as of mid-afternoon.

Paramedics airlifted the 57-year-old Indio man who had been riding in the GMC pickup to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for treatment of moderately serious injuries.

The driver of the big rig, a 55-year-old Cherry Valley man, suffered no injuries in the accident, Garrow said.

The cause of the wreck was under investigation.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Check out our other content

Check out other tags:

Most Popular Articles