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Big-rig crash damages, closes Highway 99

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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 12:00 am

A big-rig crashed on Highway 99 near Galt on Thursday, closing the road for several hours and requiring emergency overnight repairs, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Micheal Bradley said a car cut in front of the truck, and the driver swerved hard to the shoulder in an attempt to avoid a collision. Instead, he lost control of his truck and crashed on the shoulder near the Twin Cities Road offramp at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Two other cars crashed into the truck, and one driver was sent to the hospital for injuries.

The truck was carrying salsa and hot sauce, which did not leak out. Instead, the impact ruptured a fuel tank, causing diesel fuel to leak over the road and into the sewer system. The fuel caught on fire, setting alight the truck, the road and the interior of the sewer line.

The road was burned so badly that it was closed until 10 a.m. Friday so it could be repaved overnight, said Bradley. The cost for repairs was not immediately available.

The Galt Police Department sent six officers to help manage traffic during those hours.

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