Thick fog blamed for crash killing 5 in Stockton

Jan 13, 2015 2:14 PM by News Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say five people died in a Northern California collision driving through thick morning fog.

California Highway Patrol Officer James Smith said Tuesday that the men's van was broadsided by a truck.

The accident happened east of Stockton in San Joaquin County.

Smith tells KXTV that several other people injured in the accident have been taken to a hospital.

Smith says that visibility was less than 100 feet at the time, and the drivers probably couldn't see each other.

CHP spokesman Richard Wetzel says the van was attempting to cross State Route 4 when the collision occurred.

Officials say the accident remains under investigation.


Information from: KXTV-TV.

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(Photo Courtesy: KCRA-3)


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