Jose Escobedo Killed Rialto Truck Crash on West Slover Avenue

Jose Escobedo
Jose Escobedo Killed Rialto Truck Crash on West Slover Avenue

Rialto, California (January 25, 2023) – Jose Escobedo, 26, of Bloomington, was killed in a crash with a semi-truck in Rialto on Friday morning, according to the Rialto Police Department.

The deadly accident occurred in the 300 block of West Slover Avenue near Willow Avenue at around 3:03 a.m. January 20.

Police said Jose Cordero, 31, of Palmdale, was driving a rig pulling two trailers northbound on Willow Avenue when he tried to turn left onto westbound Slover Avenue and was hit by a gray Nissan traveling eastbound on Slover Avenue. 

Escobedo, who was driving the Nissan, was trapped in his vehicle and was extricated by emergency crews.

Despite life-saving measures by the emergency crews, Escobedo was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cordero was not injured in the collision.

Alcohol was not suspected to be a factor in the crash but speed is suspected to have played a role.

The investigation is ongoing.

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