Zack Gates, K. Escalante Among 3 Injured in Buttonwillow Crash on Interstate 5 near Twisselman Road
Buttonwillow, California (November 2, 2022) – Zack Gates, of Danville, Calif., and K. Escalante, 61, of El Cajon, have been identified as two of the three parties who were injured in a Saturday morning multi-vehicle accident on Buttonwillow, authorities said.
The accident occurred at about 11:20 a.m., on October 29, on northbound Interstate 5, south of Twisselman Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2023 Freightliner, operated by Akashdeep Singh, 20, of Santa Rosa, was traveling northbound on the roadway at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the back of two other semi-trucks and a 2017 Forrest River.
As a result of the crash impact, the Forest River was pushed into the rear of a 2022 Jeep and a 2011 Hyundai, which then crashed into multiple other vehicles.
The driver of the Jeep, Gates, was transported to Mercy southwest. An occupant of the Forest River was transported to Kern Medical The driver of the Hyundai, K. Escalante did not seek medical attention. All three people sustained minor injuries in the crash.
Drugs or alcohol were not suspected of having played a role in the mishap.
Traffic on the roadway was stopped for an unknown period due to the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
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