WINTERHAVEN, Calif. – Two people are dead following a crash in Winterhaven. The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened Wednesday on the Interstate 8 westbound on ramp from SR-186. Officers say at about 7:47 p.m. U.S. Border Patrol was following a Dodge SUV. The driver of the Dodge made an unsafe turn, running off the roadway and down a dirt embankment.
The driver then entered the freeway, directly into the path of a 2014 Peterbilt semi truck. The Dodge hit the right side of the trailer, causing fatal injuries to the two passengers in the vehicle.
The driver and passengers were taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.