Driver Ran Stop Sign in Foggy Crash that Killed Five

Jan 16, 2015 9:50 AM

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a crash that killed five men in Northern California farm country happened when one of the drivers ran a stop sign during thick morning fog.

A truck broadsided a van carrying seven farmworkers this week east of Stockton in San Joaquin County. The California Highway Patrol said Thursday that neither driver was licensed to drive.

The Sacramento Bee reports that investigators say the van failed to wait at a stop sign Tuesday at State Route 4. Visibility was less than 100 feet at the time.

Five people in the van were pronounced dead at the scene. Two people in the van and two people in the truck survived.

No criminal charges were immediately announced.


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