Carlsbad Police are investigating a fatal head-on crash that took place on U.S. 285.
According to the report, a Ford 350 driven by Jacob Balderrama crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. 285. After drifting into oncoming traffic, Balderrama’s vehicle collided with a Freightliner semi-truck. Although Balderrama was wearing his seatbelt, the force of the impact was violent with devastating consequences. The driver of the semi-truck and other drivers that saw the crash, called emergency personnel who rushed to the scene.
After an unknown amount of time, medical and police personnel arrived and set to work. The medical examiner pronounced 21-year-old Jacob Balderrama deceased at the scene. The crash is still under investigation by the Carlsbad Police and at this time, no official cause was given. The driver of the semi-truck was relatively okay after the crash, just a little shaken. His identity is being held by police because he is not being charged. We will provide any updates as they are released by the Carlsbad Police.
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