During two separate accidents Sunday and early this morning, a New Mexico man crashed into the back of a pickup being towed by two Ventura residents while a Yuma woman was injured when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled over.
The first incident occurred as Joe Salcido, 19, of Carlsbad, N.M., was traveling west on Interstate 8 about 12:35 a.m. this morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Traveling ahead of him were John Richardson, 45, and Tiffany Richardson, 19, both of Ventura, towing a pickup.
Salcido, traveling at speeds of about 75 mph, at first failed to see the vehicle being towed by John Richardson, who was traveling about 55 mph, according to the Highway Patrol.
Once Salcido spotted Richardson's vehicles, he applied his brakes but was unable to prevent the collision, the Highway Patrol reported.
Salcido's vehicle struck the back of Richardson's pickup, which caused the tow bar to brake and the pickup being towed to roll over.