Elderly Woman Killed In Crash With Caltrans Truck On I-80 In Vacaville
VACAVILLE (CBS SF) – A woman was killed when her Toyota Scion crashed into a Caltrans truck and overturned on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Vacaville late Thursday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The Caltrans weed abatement truck was stopped in the center divide at Lagoon Valley Road with its yellow lights flashing while a worker sprayed vegetation at about 11:45 a.m., CHP Officer Chris Parker said.
Witnesses who were driving in the area told investigators the Scion was weaving as it passed by them, and was in the fast lane before it struck the right rear of the truck, Parker said.
The Scion overturned onto its roof and was struck in the No. 2 lane by a green Volkswagen Jetta driven by a woman in her 40s, Parker said. That woman was not injured.
The Scion’s driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was between 70 and 75 years old and lived in Vacaville, according to Parker. Her name has not yet been released.
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