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Big-rig driver killed in crash on westbound I-580 in Dublin

A 32-year-old Sacramento man died in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin early Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 2000 Peterbilt driven by the Sacramento man and a 2016 Freightliner driven by a 26-year-old man from Miami, Fla., were both going west on I-580 at about 12:36 p.m. Tuesday when, for some reason, the Sacramento man allowed the front right of his truck to collide into the left rear of the other truck, according to CHP Officer Tyler Hahn.

The Sacramento man then lost control of the Peterbilt and it swerved to the right and overturned, according to Hahn.

The man was crushed and emergency crews pronounced him dead at the scene.

The Freightliner driver continued west and exited the freeway at Tassajara Road and was later contacted by the CHP and is cooperating with investigators, according to Hahn.

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The driver of the Freightliner and a 24-year-old woman from Miami, Fla., who was a passenger in his big-rig weren't injured in the collision.

The Fallon Road on-ramp to westbound I-580 and two far right westbound lanes were closed until around 5 p.m., according to Hahn.

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Big-rig driver killed in crash on westbound I-580 in Dublin

Uploaded: Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 3:12 pm
Updated: Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 5:29 pm

A 32-year-old Sacramento man died in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin early Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 2000 Peterbilt driven by the Sacramento man and a 2016 Freightliner driven by a 26-year-old man from Miami, Fla., were both going west on I-580 at about 12:36 p.m. Tuesday when, for some reason, the Sacramento man allowed the front right of his truck to collide into the left rear of the other truck, according to CHP Officer Tyler Hahn.

The Sacramento man then lost control of the Peterbilt and it swerved to the right and overturned, according to Hahn.

The man was crushed and emergency crews pronounced him dead at the scene.

The Freightliner driver continued west and exited the freeway at Tassajara Road and was later contacted by the CHP and is cooperating with investigators, according to Hahn.

The driver of the Freightliner and a 24-year-old woman from Miami, Fla., who was a passenger in his big-rig weren't injured in the collision.

The Fallon Road on-ramp to westbound I-580 and two far right westbound lanes were closed until around 5 p.m., according to Hahn.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Olivia Ruelas
Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 12, 2018 at 10:28 am
Olivia Ruelas, Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 12, 2018 at 10:28 am
5 people like this

"when, for some reason, the Sacramento man allowed the front right of his truck to collide into the left rear of the other truck, according to CHP Officer Tyler Hahn."

That does not make any sense. He allowed the front right of his truck to collide into the left rear of the other truck. Now why would he want to do that. The man from Sacramento was an experienced trucker.


Jjyjh
Vintage Hills
on Dec 13, 2018 at 1:23 am
Jjyjh, Vintage Hills
on Dec 13, 2018 at 1:23 am
2 people like this

It sounds as though the unfortunate man may have fallen asleep at the wheel. May he rest in peace.


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