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Owner Of Tree That Fell, Killing I-80 Driver In Vacaville, Still Undetermined

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The tree in question. Credit: CBS13

The tree in question. Credit: CBS13

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VACAVILLE (CBS13) – We’re waiting to hear back from the city of Vacaville or Solano County about who maintains the property where a tree fell down onto I-80, hitting a car and killing the driver.

CHP says the eucalyptus tree came crashing down into the lanes Sunday afternoon on a car traveling in the slow lane. A preliminary report indicates the land is not controlled by Caltrans and that Solano County and the city of Vacaville would be contacted to determine the owner.

β€œI had a branch fall off the other day. It’s sitting right there; so you know, they need to be toppled, but they charge you so much money to cut them back,” said a nearby homeowner.

The victim is identified as a 23-year-old woman from Oakland. Her identity could be released later today.

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