HOLTVILLE — Two people suffered major injuries when the pickup they were in collided with a tractor-trailer rig south of here Tuesday.
The California Highway Patrol was investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
The injured — Sergio M. Osuna Flores, 43, and Fernando Rojas, 35, both of Calexico — were trapped in their pickup when it became lodged beneath the semi.
Once freed by the Imperial County Fire Department, they were taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center and later flown to the University of California San Diego Medical Center.
The collision occurred about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Heber and Barbara Worth roads.
According to the Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer rig was stopped in the north lane of Barbara Worth where it intersects with Heber.