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Brawley Man Dies In Traffic Accident

A 50-year old Brawley man sustained fatal injuries in a Saturday morning traffic accident.

According to the California Highway Patrol press release , the man was driving a tractor-trailer rig northbound on Highway 86 just south of Keystone Road at about 8:15 A.M, Saturday.The trailer was a lowboy utility trailer hauling a Komatsu wheel loader. The big rig drifted into the center divider and came to a stop , the trailers cargo became detached from the safety chains and shifted forward crushing the drivers cabin. The driver , identified bu the Imperial County Coroners Office as Francisco Javier  Godinez , 50 , of Brawley , was trapped inside the tractor and sustained fatal injuries. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The accident remains under investigation.