The details surrounding the deadly accident in rural California on Tuesday are still unclear, but what is known is that an SUV was struck by a semitruck towing two trailers -- and at least 13 people were killed in the fierce collision.
Authorities still don't know why the SUV was packed with 25 people early in the morning. It isn't clear where they were going. And, ultimately, what caused the semitruck to ram into the side of the Ford Expedition at an intersection on a rural road, 10 miles north of the Mexican border.
"It would be premature of me to speculate on what happened at this collision. The important thing is that 13 people died in this crash," said California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Omar Watson. "We owe it to the families of those that were killed and injured as well at the public to conduct a complete and thorough investigation."
But after a day of sifting through the aftermath of the jack-knifed semitruck smashing into the left side of the SUV. Source: CNN