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LiveCopter 3 shows deadly head-on crash in Rancho Murieta

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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LiveCopter 3 shows deadly head-on crash in Rancho Murieta

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Updated: 5:49 PM PDT May 14, 2024

IT’S GOING TO BE A BIG DEAL. LET’S GO TO SOME BREAKING NEWS RIGHT NOW AND WE’RE GOING TO GO UP INTO LIVE COPTER THREE TO SHOW YOU THIS TRAFFIC BACKUP BECAUSE OF A DEADLY HEAD ON CRASH ON JACKSON HIGHWAY THERE ADJACENT TO THE COMMUNITY THERE IN RANCHO MURIETTA, THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THAT PART OF THE COMMUNITY. SO LET’S GO TO DAN OPPENHEIM AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE’RE SEEING RIGHT THERE. WE’RE STAYING WIDE, DAN, FOR REASONS BECAUSE THERE’S STILL PROCESSING THE SCENE RIGHT? THAT IS CORRECT. YES. WE JUST ARRIVED JUST A LESS THAN TWO MINUTES AGO. AND SO WE ARE STILL PIECING TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED. BUT BUT JACKSON ROAD, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE LETTING TRAFFIC THROUGH ONE LANE AT A TIME, WHICH THEY JUST STARTED DOING. AS WE SHOWED UP. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE BACKUPS HERE ARE PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL. AND AS I MENTIONED, WE’RE NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT HAPPENED BELOW. WE’RE STILL PIECING THAT TOGETHER. BACK TO YOU. OKAY. YEAH. AND WE KNOW THAT I MEAN, WE SAW A PICTURE EARLIER WHERE IT LOOKED LIKE A TRUCK AND A SEDAN, AND THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE SEDAN. YEAH, IT WAS IT WAS A LITTLE BMW SUV IN A IN A WHITE PICKUP TRUCK THAT HAD ONE OF THOSE DOUBLE CABS ON IT. SO A PRETTY LARGE CAB, BUT IT WAS A PRETTY BAD HEAD ON COLLISION. BUT YOU CAN SEE THIS BACKUP DOWN JACKSON HIGHWAY STRETCHES FOR AT LEAST A MILE THERE PAST NOT ONLY THE SOUTH ENTRANCE TO THE SOUTHERN COMMUNITY AT RANCHO MURIETA, PAST THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE NORTHERN COMMUNITY, AND THEN CLEARLY GOES OVER INTO THE, WHERE THE EQUESTRIAN CENTER IS. SO THAT’S A BIG BACKUP AS THEY’RE TRYING TO LET ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROLS THROUGH ON THIS BASICALLY ONE LANE HIGHWAY. IT’S TWO LANES. IF YOU INCLUDE BOTH DIRECTIONS THERE. BUT THIS GOLSTON YOU AND I WERE REMEMBERING THAT WE’VE SEEN OTHER REALLY BAD ACCIDENTS IN THIS PARTICULAR SPOT. IT’S THE ENTRANCE TO THE TO THE SOUTHERN COMMUNITY. YEAH, IT’S IT CAN BE A BIT OF A BLIND TURN WHEN YOU’RE LEAVING. AND IF ONE PERHAPS ISN’T PAYING A STRICT ATTENTION AND MAYBE SOMETIMES THE SUN HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT. BUT YEAH, WE HAVE SEEN ACCIDENTS HERE. AND OF COURSE WE KNOW THAT SOME STRETCHES OF JACKSON HIGHWAY ARE NOTORIOUS FOR BEING AREAS FOR ACCIDENTS. SO WE KNOW THERE’S ONE FATALITY. WE’RE TRYING TO GET SOME MORE

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LiveCopter 3 shows deadly head-on crash in Rancho Murieta

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Updated: 5:49 PM PDT May 14, 2024

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a deadly head-on crash on Jackson Highway Tuesday.Officials said the crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. on Jackson Highway west of Murieta South Parkway. Three vehicles were involved.CHP officials said one man was killed in the crash. Caltrans said southbound Jackson Highway is closed to traffic in the area due to the collision. LiveCopter 3 showed traffic appeared to be backed up in the area. This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a deadly head-on crash on Jackson Highway Tuesday.

Officials said the crash happened just before 4:30 p.m. on Jackson Highway west of Murieta South Parkway. Three vehicles were involved.

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CHP officials said one man was killed in the crash.

Caltrans said southbound Jackson Highway is closed to traffic in the area due to the collision.

LiveCopter 3 showed traffic appeared to be backed up in the area.

This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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