Tape emerges of deadly big-rig crash on California’s I-5
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Video emerged Thursday of the deadly crash in south Sacramento on Interstate 5 on Tuesday that resulted in one fatality, three people injured and 11 vehicles involved in the collisions, according to reports.
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KCRA reported that the video was taken by the driver of a Tesla. The orange big-rig appears to be traveling at cruising speed and collides into the rear of a black SUV that appeared to be slowing up for traffic. The SUV careens into another vehicle while the big-rig continues to plow into cars while still traveling at high speeds.
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The video looks as though there is no driver while the gas pedal is depressed.
The station reported that the accident occurred at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday on the southbound lane. The driver in a red Chrysler was killed. Authorities are trying to determine why the driver of the big-rig failed to slow down, according to the Sacramento Bee. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, the report said.
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