|Traffic Accident Claims One Life|
|Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:53|
The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The accident involved a pickup truck and a big rig. According to the CHP , A Toyota Tundra was northbound on McConnell Road approaching Worthington Road. The driver of the pickup stopped at the stop sign at the intersection and then proceeded into the intersection right in to the path of a big rig. The passenger in the pickup , an 18-year old male from El Centro , sustained fatal injuries. The driver , an 18-year old male from El Centro , sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Desert Medical Center by REACH Air. The driver of the big rig , 66-year old John Lee Caughy of Holtville , had a laceration on his right hand. The collision remains under investigation.