Jelacio Carrasco Vargas Killed in Semi-Truck Accident on I-5 in Keizer, OR

January 23, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Jelacio Carrasco Vargas
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Oregon State Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Pickup truck was stopped and rear-ended by a semi-truck when the pickup started to backup

What Happened

Oregon State Police released the name of the driver killed in a semi-truck accident on I-5 in Keizer, OR on January 23rd, 2019. 59-year-old Jelacio Carrasco Vargas was killed when the pickup truck he was driving was rear-ended with a semi-truck driven by Ernesto Rodriguez Vargas. Carrasco Vargas was reportedly backing up the pickup truck from a stopped position on the roadway at the time of the accident.

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