Driver Killed In Lake Elsinore Semi Truck Crash
Posted on Apr 25, 2011
A trucker died when his 18-wheeler overturned and burst into flames after colliding with a disabled car on Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore.
The Riverside County trucking accident occurred at about 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25. Twenty-two-year-old Jonathan Winsor of Murrieta was travelling south on I-15 when he had a tire blowout on his 1999 Dodge Durango. He pulled onto the shoulder about 2.7 south of Indian Truck Trail and called a friend for help. Twenty-two-year-old Joel Duenas arrived at the scene in a 1994 Honda Civic.
The men were standing next to their vehicles, when a trucker who was traveling in the right lane veered onto the right shoulder. The Freightliner 18-wheeler struck both the Dodge and the Honda. Mr. Duenas was struck by the Honda and thrown down an embankment. He was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar with critical injuries. Mr. Winsor was not injured.
The trucker lost control of his vehicle. The semi-truck went off the road, jack-knifed and overturned on the embankment before bursting into flames. The load of flour spilled on the road. Firefighters put out the flames, 37-year-old Greg Scott of La Habra, died at the scene.
The California semi truck accident remains under investigation.