Raul Fernandez Fernandez, 45, and Christine Amelia Fernandez, 42, killed in semi-truck crash on Interstate 5 in Grapevine, California

Modified Date: 
Wed, 12/27/2017 - 6:15pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Two die as big rig hurtles off Grapevine, crashes on runaway truck ramp

The fatalities occurred about 3:30 a.m. The 2007 Peterbilt was moving at a high rate of speed when the truck veered onto the escape ramp, traveled through the gravel pit intended to stop such vehicles, and slammed into the side of the mountain, the CHP said.

Officials identify two killed in Grapevine ramp crash

During the investigation, officers determined the 2007 Peterbilt semi, driven by Mr. Fernandez, was traveling at a high speed when it entered the escape ramp.

People Involved: 
Raul Fernandez Fernandez
Christine Amelia Fernandez
Roadway: 
Interstate 5

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