Truck driver died in I-5 accident possibly caused by medical condition

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.

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