Fatal Crash on 80 Freeway Involving Big Rig Truck
PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2018) — At least one person died Tuesday morning when a pickup truck sideswiped a big rig truck and crashed on the westbound Interstate 80 Freeway at Nvack Road in Gold Run near Lake Putt, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported at 5:45 a.m. The red Ford pickup truck went off the roadway and into a ditch after the collision. A helicopter was set to land at a nearby Nyack Shell station. The coroner was called due to at least one death reported at the scene.
The pickup truck had four blown out tires and was towed away for evidence by Five Star Tow. There was also a hazmat environmental cleanup at the scene because one of the involved vehicles had an external tank that ruptured.
Placer County Accident Investigation
The investigation into this collision is underway to determine fault.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of the person or persons who died in this horrible crash.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance companies.
Keep in mind that there are times when a government entity or an employer of an involved motorist that may share responsibility for an accident. All responsible parties can be identified during the investigation.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
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ORIGINAL CHP DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00009 Type: Fatality Location: I80 W / Nyack Rd Onr Loc Desc: WB 1 MI EO Lat/Lon: 39.290283 -120.691031
6:40 AM 14  OES INQ IF SPILL HAS BEEN STOPPED/ CONTAINED
6:36 AM 13  70-S1 INVD VEH HAD EXTERNAL TANK THAT WAS RUPTURED / HAZMAT / REQ ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND OES #
6:32 AM 12  70-S1 ADVS CT WB 80 JEO 1020 / NEED #2 SHUT DOWN/ TRAFFIC COMING INTO THE LANE
6:28 AM 11  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 FIVE STAR TOW FOR EVIDENCE TOW W/ FB / 530 389 9400
6:27 AM 10  C70-002 REQ 1185 EVIDANCE TOW/ RED FORD PK – 4 BO TIRES
6:19 AM 9  1039 PCSO FOR CORONER
6:10 AM 8  C70-002 REQ CT CLOSE #2 LN / HAVE VEHS NEAR TC WITH FIRE
6:09 AM 7  FIRE ADVS WILL BE GOING 97 SHORTLY / AND PATIANT AIR WILL BE XPORTING FROM NYACK SHELL
6:06 AM 6  C70-002 OUT OF AREA 1141 97 / REQ FIRE CONT
6:00 AM 5  FIRE ADVS SOLO VEH OFF RDWY / AIR 1141 ENRT
5:48 AM 4  TK SIDESWIPT BIG RIG
5:47 AM 3  TRANS CALFIRE
5:46 AM 2  VEH INTO A DITCH
5:45 AM 1  TK VS BIG RIG
5:48 AM 12 Unit Assigned
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