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3 truck pile-up kills woman in 205 crash near I-5

A 36-year-old Stockton woman driving a 2003 Hyundai SUV was killed shortly after 1:30 Monday morning in a pile-up on eastbound Interstate 205 just before the Interstate 5 transition.

The woman and the driver of a box truck were struck by another truck as they were outside their damaged vehicles when that truck crashed into her vehicle knocking it into the two of them.

A 7-year-old child in a rear passenger seat of a stopped Good Samaritan vehicle received major injuries and a 9-year-old in the front passenger seat of that vehicle received minor injuries.  The child with major injuries was transported by ambulance to San Joaquin General Hospital and then on to the U.C. Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.

The pile-up began, according to the CHP, when a box truck overturned in the outside lane after the driver lost control of his vehicle. The woman motorist in the 2003 Hyundai failed to see the overturned truck.

The Good Samaritan in a 2009 vehicle pulled in front of the SUV on the shoulder to render assistance. Then some nine minutes later at 1:37 when a 2008 tractor trailer rig approached the scene at a speed of about 55 miles an hour followed by another Freightliner box truck. 

The big rig driver failed to see the overturned truck and collided with the lower front portion. That truck continued forward and collided with the driver of the SUV who was standing outside her vehicle who was excahnging information with the driver and the first box truck causing the SUV to overturn, killing the driver of the SUV and seeing the driver of the box truck sustain major injuries.


The other injured occupants of the vehicles were transported to San Joaquin General Hospital and to Memorial Hospital in Modesto.


To contact Glenn Kahl, email