PALO VERDE — A 45-year-old Calexico man died after two big rigs hauling trailers collided head-on on Highway 78 just north of Michells Camp Road near here.
California Highway Patrol investigating Officer Albert Contreras said the two big rigs collided head-on, then rolled to the shoulder of the road around 2:20 a.m.
Stacey Croley, 24, of Phoenix was heading west while the Calexico man was traveling east on Highway 78.
The Calexico man's identity was not available as of this morning.
Croley allowed her vehicle to drift into the eastbound lane and collided with the other rig.
The Calexico man was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene. His vehicle burst into flames.
Croley was trapped behind the steering wheel of her rig for about an hour until she was extracted by emergency personnel using the "Jaws of Life."
Croley's passenger, William J. Coffey, 31, of New Mexico, was sleeping in the back seat of her vehicle.