CALEXICO — An Arizona man was killed when he drove his car in the rear of a slower-moving tractor about six miles east of Calexico on Highway 98, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision occurred at 1:11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, when the 36-year-old man from Somerton, Ariz., who was traveling west of 98 near Vencil Road, just east of Highway 7, drove his Toyota Camry into a John Deere tractor towing a trailer, the Highway Patrol reported.
The Arizona man died from blunt-force trauma injuries. It wasn’t clear from the Highway Patrol press release whether the man died at the scene.
The tractor was driven by 25-year-old Ruben Vega of Holtville, who was not injured in the collision.