4:30 p.m. update: Maintenance crews and first responders began retrieving the tanker truck that crashed off I-80 near Dutch Flat Monday afternoon.

Caltrans announced around 4:30 p.m. that drivers should watch for crews as they work to retrieve the truck.

There is no estimated time of re-opening on eastbound I-80.

DUTCH FLAT (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating a deadly tanker truck crash off Interstate 80 in the high country Monday morning.

The crash was first reported just before 6 a.m. A tanker truck, for an unknown reason, went over the curve along eastbound I-80 near Dutch Flat Road and 300 feet down a cliff.

Scene of the crash near Dutch Flat Monday morning.

California Highway Patrol confirms the tanker driver was killed in the crash.

The tanker, which authorities said was carrying 7,000 gallons of aviation jet fuel, has spilled its contents and a Hazmat crew is now at the scene. Crews are concerned about a creek down below from the crash; California Department of Fish and Wildlife has been notified.

It’s not known how long it will take to clean up the spill.

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