Semi truck driver killed in secondary crash in site visitors backup from 60 car pileup in Oregon

A semi truck driver was killed in a secondary crash following a large pileup on I-5 in Oregon on Wednesday.

Oregon State Police say that California-based semi truck driver Kirpal Singh, 63, died in a sequence response crash on I-5 on Wednesday afternoon.

The preliminary pileup occurred round 8 a.m on October 19 on southbound I-5 at mile marker 216 close to Brownsville, Oregon. The crash occurred amid low visibility circumstances attributable to fog and wildfire smoke and finally concerned 45 vehicles and 15 to twenty vans. One particular person was killed on this crash.

You possibly can see video of the aftermath of the Brownsville crash under.

Round 2:10 p.m., Sacramento-based truck driver Pritpal Singh, 31, was working a Freightliner stopped within the gradual lane of southbound I-5 at mile marker 210 amid site visitors slowed for the earlier pileup. Kirpal Singh was additionally driving a Freightliner south on I-5 when he struck Pritpal Singh’s truck from the rear. This resulted in a sequence response crash involving a Nissan Armada and Ford Focus. Kirpal Singh’s truck caught hearth.

“A semi hit one other semi. Explosions had been reported,” Oregon Division of Transportation  spokesperson Angela Beers-Seydel instructed the Albany Democrat-Herald.

Kirpal Singh was later pronounced lifeless on the scene.

No different accidents had been reported.

You possibly can click on right here to see video from KPIC of the aftermath of the Albany crash.

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