BUTTONWILLOW, Calif. - An accident on southbound Interstate 5, south of Highway 58 left one semi truck driver dead Tuesday.
Ernie Ray Patton, 56, of San Bernardino, had a possible unknown medical condition and lost control of the truck at about 11:22 a.m., California Highway Patrol officials said in a release.
The truck traveled off the roadway and struck the perimeter fence several times. The truck traveled across the southbound lanes onto the center divider, across the northbound land and struck a sign post and perimeter fence.
Patton died at the scene.