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Double-fatality accident closes Peltier Road

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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 10:00 pm

Two men were killed and a third man remained at Lodi Memorial Hospital today after three big rigs were involved in an accident on Peltier Road.

At 8:45 a.m., a truck traveling west on Peltier Road with two full trailers of grapes veered into the eastbound lane and sideswiped a propane truck, California Highway Patrol Officer Ted Montez said.

The propane truck then veered off the road and slammed into a tree while the grape truck continued into the path of an empty sideloader truck commonly used to haul rocks, Montez said.

Officers closed Peltier Road between Davis and DeVries roads as propane spilled from the overturned propane truck. The truck was hauling approximately 2,000 gallons of propane, and officials expect the road to remain closed for the day while the propane is cleaned up, Montez said.

After confirming that residents of homes in a half-mile radius were not at home, hazardous materials crews began working to clean up the propane. Local residents were not in danger, Montez said.

One of the drivers was airlifted from the scene, but he later died at San Joaquin County General Hospital, according to the coroner's office. The other man was taken by ambulance to Lodi Memorial Hospital, according to the CHP.

The names of the men killed were not immediately released, pending notification of family members.

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