Truck Driver Used Methamphetamines Before Fatal Crash

The driver who lost his life when his tractor-trailer crashed into a BMW near Buellton, Calif., on Jan. 12, was high on methamphetamines at the time of the crash, toxicology reports show. The Santa Barbara Independent writes that toxicology reports show the driver was actively using the drug, either while driving or during a stop within 30 minutes of accident. Three passengers in the BMW were trapped in their vehicle for over an hour before being rescued. All were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

TRUCK ACCIDENT FAST FACT: According to TruckInfo.net, California ranks No. 1 among states for truck accidents. Texas, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania round out the top five.

(Photo credit: Leah Thompson / Santa Maria Times)

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