Logging truck crashes in GV | TheUnion.com

Logging truck crashes in GV

A logging truck crashed after the driver swerved to avoid a car that cut him off on Golden Center Freeway in Grass Valley during rush hour Friday, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Larry Sowers, a Robinson Enterprises driver, was uninjured after his northbound rig, which was pulling an empty trailer, tipped onto the driver’s side and came to rest in the fast lane near Brunswick Road about 4:30 p.m.

Sowers, 51, of Oroville reported that a white Toyota sedan, driven by a woman in the slow lane, moved into his lane to make room for a third vehicle that merged from the Brunswick onramp, CHP Officer Greg Thys said.

Thys said the Toyota driver switched lanes without looking and didn’t stop after her car made contact with the big rig, which hit the center divide before tipping. Several gallons of diesel fuel spilled.

Based on witness’ accounts, Thys said, the woman could be charged with hit-and-run and making an unsafe lane change.

But, he added, “We don’t have an idea on who she was or where she went.”

– By Doug Mattson

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