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San Diego Driver Smashes into Tow Truck on Shoulder of I-5, and is Killed


SAN DIEGO, CA (June 21, 2021) – On Friday night in San Diego, a driver was killed when he smashed into a tow truck that was stopped on the shoulder of I-5. The June 18 crash occurred near the exit for Main Street in the Barrio Logan vicinity, on the southbound side of the freeway.

The time was roughly 8:10 p.m., according to authorities.

The tow truck had stopped on the shoulder of the freeway, reports say, to help a driver. A vehicle–described as a Honda Accord, black in color–smashed into the back end of the tow truck. According to witnesses, the Honda had been going at a fast speed, reports say.

Responders arrived and found the car lodged under the the tow truck’s flatbed. The Honda began to burn after the crash, and the fire was extinguished by the tow truck driver.

Authorities have not identified the driver who was killed.

The tow truck driver has not been identified in reports. It is not known if the tow truck driver, or the driver who was stopped on the shoulder, were hurt in the crash.

Investigators are continuing their work on the incident.

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