Lumber Truck Fatal Crash
I’m Ed Smith, a Redding Auto Accident Attorney. A fatal crash involving a lumber truck happened on Highway 299 in Shasta County. The crash took place on the evening of Tuesday, August 9, 2016, east of the Buckhorn Summit.
The accident occurred at approximately 5:30 pm on August 9, 2016. According to authorities, the motorist of the lumber truck lost control which led the driver to overturn the vehicle while driving on Highway 299 East. As a result of the crash, the load of lumber on the truck was lost as it was dumped onto the highway.
California Highway Patrol Reports
At the scene of the collision, California Highway Patrol officials discovered a 1987 Peterbilt black tractor tilted on its side. The tractor being overturned on its side caused a detour on the roadway for it caused a blockage on the lane heading eastbound.
Lumber Truck Fatal Crash Aftermath
The motorist and passenger of the lumber truck were assisted and removed by the vehicle by fire and medical staff. Both of the occupants in the lumber truck were taken to the Mercy Medical Center. The driver was a man from Larkspur, Colorado and the passenger was a woman from Sutherlin, Oregon. The driver was 51 years old and the passenger was 44 years old at the time of the collision. The driver sustained minor injuries and the passenger passed away due to the crash.
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Information Source for Lumber Truck Fatal Accident: http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/shasta/a-lumber-truck-has-overturned-on-highway-299-traffic-slowed/45212314
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