Early Monday morning farm accident on Austin


Updated 2:13 p.m. August 11, 2014
CHP new logoIMPERIAL -On August 11,Monday morning around 5:30 Arturo Silva, 43, of Imperial, was driving his 1999 Toyota Tacoma southbound on Austin Road north of Neckel Road at a stated speed of 53 mph.

The other driver, a 31 year-old male from Brawley, was driving a farm implement southbound on Austin ahead of the Toyota.

The Toyota impacted the rear of the implement causing the machine to travel in a southwesterly direction.

The farm equipment crossed the dirt shoulder, traveled up a dirt embankment and overturned into a drainage canal on the west side of Austin Road.

As a result of the collision, Silva sustained no injuries and the Brawley man sustained fatal injuries.

The collision is still under investigation.