Hospital: SUV carrying 27 crashes with semitruck, killing 15
El CENTRO, Calif. (AP) — Hospital officials say an SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashed into a semi truck in Southern California, killing 15 people and leaving others injured.
Judy Cruz, director of El Centro Regional Medical Center’s emergency department, said 14 people died at the scene Tuesday and another died after arriving. Officials believe there were 27 passengers in an SUV that struck a tractor-trailer full of gravel. Multiple patients have been flown to hospitals for their injuries.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash. The crash happened in the agricultural southeastern corner of California on a highway running through fields about 100 miles east of San Diego.