Fatal Fiery Head-On Accident on Reclamation Road Involves Semi Truck Hauling Ammonia
SUTTER COUNTY, CA (April 25, 2021) – A man died in a fiery head-on crash on Reclamation Road in the Yuba-Sutter area Thursday morning, April 22.
The crash happened around 6:00 a.m. north of Tudor Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger without headlights on Reclamation Road. At the same time, a 2008 Peterbilt truck tractor combination was traveling northbound down on Reclamation Road behind a slower moving Dodge Ram 1500 that was towing a boat.
The big rig tried to pass the slower moving pickup and collided head-on with the Ford. The impact caused the big rig to flip over onto its side causing both vehicles to explode into flames.
As a result, the driver of the Ford died at the scene. The other two drivers were uninjured.
The big rig was hauling 20 tons of anhydrous ammonia, and though Yuba-Sutter Hazmat team is still on site, the trailer is intact and the ammonia did not leak.
The fatal crash is still under investigation.
We extend our deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends of the victim.
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