One Dead In Highway 50 Logging Truck Accident

KYBURZ, Calif. (CBS13) – Traffic is back to normal on Highway 50 through the Sierra after a fatal accident involving a logging truck Monday morning killed one person.

The accident happened just after 6:00 this morning in El Dorado County near Kyburz.

The logging truck overturned and ended up partially in the American River killing the driver.   Logs were scattered on the roadway and down the embankment.   There was some concern that fuel had spilled into the river but clean up crews now say the fuel is contained to the rocks near the river.

CHP says the driver was westbound coming around a bend when he lost control.  Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the driver to lose control but investigators are trying to determine if speed may have been a factor.

Traffic was backed up for several miles in both directions at the CHP initially allowed one-way traffic before shutting the highway down altogether for several hours.

CHP reopened the highway at 11:15 a.m.

  • Tideowave

    What a waste of life life, may the person’s soul rest in peace.

  • Jenn

    This was one of my cousins drivers. Everyone is like family even if they aren’t blood related. My heart, my prayers, and my condolences go both out to the drivers family and to my cousins. I know this is a tough day for all of them. Love you guys. (for future comments….I did with hold names to protect the privacy of all involved).

  • sarah kope

    I’m sitting in the traffic of this accodent its been almost two hours.sorry to the family of this driver I’m a local here its never easy seeing something lile thos god bless

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