Monday, November 5, 2018

Big rig driver dies in Hwy 12 crash

   UPDATE:  CHP has released the name of the deceased driver, Reginald L. Love of Lodi.

   On November 2, 2018 at approximately 8:50 PM the 48 year old driver of a Freightliner big rig was driving west
on Hwy 12 east of Wards Ferry Avenue in Wallace.

   For an unknown reason, he allowed the truck to drive onto the right hand shoulder, tried to turn to the left and lost control, sliding for several hundred feet and then overturning onto the passenger side.

   The truck continued sliding on its passenger side until colliding with a 6" asphalt curb, going through the curb and down a dirt embankment, colliding with the ground at the bottom.

   During the collision, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. The Calaveras County Coroner was notified and came to the scene.

   Alcohol and or drug use is not suspected at this time. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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