One dead after car, tractor-trailer collision on Old Highway 99


An Elk Grove man was killed last Wednesday after his car collided with a big rig at the intersection of Myers Road and Old Highway 99, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol.

At 6:03 AM on Sept. 13, an officer from the California Highway Patrol – Williams Area Office was dispatched to the scene, where they were told a car had run into a tomato truck and rolled over just a few minutes before. The crash involved a 2013 Lexus, driven by Curtis P. Jungkeit II, 29, of Elk Grove, and a 2014 Freightliner pulling double tomato tub trailers driven by Santiago Oregelvalncia, 43, of Yuba City.

According to the press release, Jungkeit was driving west on Myers Road, approaching the intersection at an unknown rate of speed, and Oregelvalencia was driving the north through the intersection at 55 to 60 mph. Jungkeit failed to stop at the stop sign on Myers Road and proceeded into the intersection, colliding with the trailers being towed by the Freightliner. The impact caused the Lexus to overturn and travel to the northeast, where it came to a rest on its roof in the dirt shoulder. Jungkeit suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Oregelvalencia was not injured.

The California Highway Patrol said in the press release that they are still investigating the collision. ■