BREAKING NEWS: Collision with stolen truck kills UPS driver |

BREAKING NEWS: Collision with stolen truck kills UPS driver

The driver of a UPS delivery van was killed this evening after a large, possibly stolen large commercial truck crossed over the center line on Brunswick Road and struck the van head-on, a witness and authorities said.

The crash occured between Idaho Maryland Road and Sutton Road at about 5:30 p.m. The driver of the commercial truck, believed to have been stolen recently, was taken by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, said California Highway Patrol Sgt. Dee Lavrador.

The stolen truck was reported driving recklessly before the crash, she said.

Crews responding to the accident found the UPS driver inside the severely damaged van. The UPS driver was dead at the scene, authorities said.

Names of the slain driver and the person in the commercial truck were not available this evening as authorities tried to contact the victim’s family and investigate the crash.

The driver of the stolen truck was arrested at the hospital, authorities said, though specific charging information was not available.

Responding to the collision were Grass Valley Police, Grass Valley Fire, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, California Highway Patrol, Calstar, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office.

For the full story, see tomorrow’s The Union.

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