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Scene of Monday's fatal big rig accident

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Scene of Monday's fatal big rig accident


Big Rig Driver Killed in Rollover Accident

Was Hauling Rock from Quarry off Highway 154


The driver of a big rig died Monday morning after his truck rolled over, according to fire department personnel.

The County Fire Department responded to a call of a vehicle accident at 11:37 a.m., arriving at the location — an access road off Highway 154 that leads to a rock quarry across from Bradbury Dam — to find the single trailer big rig on its side. The truck had been hauling rock.

The driver was ejected from the truck in the rollover, and paramedics were unable to revive him. The California Highway Patrol, according to the fire department, is investigating the incident.

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