Fatality on McConnell and Worthington


EchpL CENTRO – Wednesday around 2:30 p.m., an18-year-old El Centro male, was driving his 2011 Toyota Tundra north on McConnell Rd. He stopped at the stop sign for Worthington Road, then pulled out directly into the path of a 2000 Peterbilt Tractor big rig which was driven by 66-year-old John Caughey of Holtville.

The front of the Peterbilt collided with the right side of the Tundra causing fatal injuries to the front 18-year-old female passenger in the Tundra.

The driver of the Tundra suffered major injuries and was transported to Desert Regional Medical Hospital by REACH Air ambulance.

The driver of the Peterbilt suffered minor injuries and was not taken to any medical facility.

CHP Officer Salcedo says the collision is still under investigation.