Crash involving semi near Pala Casino kills 1, ignites fire
5:13 PM, Jan 5, 2018
6:24 AM, Jan 6, 2018
PALA, Calif. (KGTV) - A crash involving a tractor-trailer near Pala Casino and Resort killed one person and sent large plumes of smoke into the sky late Friday.
The crash was reported just after 4:30 p.m. in the 12700 block of State Route 76 near Lilac Road, according to California Highway Patrol. A tractor-trailer collided with a Corvette head-on after the car veered into oncoming traffic, police said.
It's not clear why the Corvette swerved out of its lane. The crash ignited a fire, which burned through the tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Corvette was killed, police said. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Both directions of SR-76 were immediately blocked between Lilac Rd. and Cole Grade Rd. following the crash.