Grass Valley Man Thomas Kerns Dies in Lincoln Truck Accident on Highway 65 near Nelson Lane
Lincoln, California (January 11, 2020) – 34-year-old Grass Valley man Thomas Kerns has been identified by the Placer County Coroner as the person who was killed Friday afternoon in a rear-end accident involving a big rig in Lincoln.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened at around 1:16 p.m. January 3, on Highway 65 near Nelson Lane.
As per the CHP report, a silver Nissan Altima slammed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer truck at the intersection. The Altima was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop for a red light.
Kerns, who was driving the Altima, died as a result of the crash.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.