Sacramento truck driver killed in I-580 collision


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

A 2000 Peterbilt driven by the Sacramento man and a 2016 Freightliner driver by a 26-year-old man from Miami, Fla., were both going west on Highway 580 at about 12:36 p.m. 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 Highway 580 and two far right westbound lanes were still closed as of 4:45 p.m., according to Hahn.

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