SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) — A deadly crash in rural Sutter County on Thursday morning prompted a Hazmat response over a possible leak, authorities say.
The crash happened along Reclamation Road, southwest of Yuba City and the Sutter National Wildlife Refuge.READ MORE: California Expands Drought Emergency To Large Swath Of State
Sutter County Fire officials say, just before 6 a.m., a big rig tried to pass a slower moving vehicle and crossed into the oncoming lane. The big rig then crashed head-on into a pickup truck going the opposite way.
The driver of the pickup was killed in the crash, Sutter County Fire says.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Proposes Budget That Would Send $600 Stimulus Checks To Two-Thirds Of Californians
A hazardous materials team responded to the scene to investigate a possible leak from the big rig, which was hauling around 20 tons of anhydrous ammonia.
Officials say they didn’t find any leaks or spills, though.
Reclamation Road remains closed for a five-mile stretch between Tisdale and Pelger roads.MORE NEWS: Car Crashes Into Sutter County Home, Catches Fire
No estimated time of reopening has been given.