CHP said a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 41 when it slammed into the rear of a semi-truck

Kings County Accident
1 Killed in Kings County Accident on Highway 41

Kings County, Calif. – One person was killed in a truck collision in Kings County early Saturday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place just after midnight on Highway 41 just south of Highway 198.

CHP said a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Highway 41 when it slammed into the rear of a semi-truck.

The driver of the pickup was killed in the incident.

The operator of the big rig was not hurt.

Several lanes of Highway 41 were shut down for hours as crews worked to clear the scene.

The CHP is investigating to determine the cause of the collision.

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 Types of Traffic Collisions 
  •   Rear-end collisions: These accidents occur when one vehicle hits the back of another vehicle, usually because the driver did not maintain a safe distance or was distracted.
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