20.7 C
New York

Trucker dead after he was shot while driving on I-5 in California

Published:

UPDATE 3 PM June 16—————————————————————-

The truck driver who was shot while driving on a Lathrop, California, interstate has been identified as Ilkhom Shodiev.

Unfortunately, Amazon has confirmed that Shodiev passed away in a hospital as a result of injuries sustained when he was shot on Thursday.

The shooter is still at large as of Friday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY———————————————————————-

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is asking for help from the public in investigating an interstate shooting that led to a semi truck vs. structure crash in San Joaquin County on Thursday.

CHP began receiving calls about the incident shortly before 1 p.m. on June 15.

Callers told police that a semi truck traveling on northbound I-5 went off the roadway and struck a building in the Lathrop area. Police also received calls about shots fired in the area.

When CHP responded to the scene, they found that a semi truck struck two parked cars, then crashed into a building.

The driver of the truck suffered gunshot wounds.

CHP determined that the truck driver had been shot while driving.

The truck driver was transported to a hospital. It isn’t clear what condition he is currently in. The identity of the truck driver has not been released, but according to reports, he was a 37 year old resident of North Carolina.

There is currently no information available about the shooting suspect.

“If you were driving NB on I-5 between SR-120 and Louise Ave, between 12:30-1:00 p.m. on 6/15 and have a dash cam, we need your HELP. Please contact CHP (ISU) with any footage. You can contact ISU at (916)731-6580 or CHP-Stockton at (209)938-4800. NO TIP IS TOO SMALL,” CHP said.

Amazon released a statement on the incident:

Our thoughts are with the driver and his family, and we’ll continue cooperating with law enforcement as they investigate the incident.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking

Videos