TRUCKEE (CBS13) – Authorities say no one was seriously injured when a DUI suspect crashed into a Caltrans cone truck near Lake Tahoe early Tuesday morning.
Caltrans officials say the incident happened on Highway 267 just south of Highlands View Road, about three miles south of Truckee.
Our Tahoe deputies responded to a vehicle fire at Hwy 267 & Highlands View Rd. for a @CaltransDist3 truck & car fully engulfed in flames. @TruckeeFire & Northstar Fire Depts. put out the fires. @CHP_Truckee investigated the incident & arrested the driver of the car for DUI. pic.twitter.com/afy8jye0ZP
— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) January 21, 2020
The Caltrans cone truck was doing a sweeping operation when it was struck by the driver.
Both vehicles then caught fire, but officials say no one was seriously injured.
California Highway Patrol says officers suspect alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver who crashed into the Caltrans truck, 35-year-old Carnelian Bay resident Jennifer Looper, has been arrested.