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Bridge Crash Now A Fatal

The CHP is confirming one person has died in a crash at the Clavey River Bridge in the Stanislaus National Forest. The Tuolumne County Coroner has been called to the scene.

A large hay truck went off the Clavey River Bridge near Cottonwood Road where much of the current BAER Team work is taking place. The CHP is reporting that it went about 100-150 ft. over the bridge.


An air ambulance and the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue rope team were dispatched earlier. In addition, a hazmat crew is responding because there are reports of diesel fuel running into the river. We’ll pass along more information as details become available.


Click here for a map of the wreck site.


 Update 12:20 pm: The CHP reports officers are directing one-way traffic over the Clavey River Bridge. The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue rope team are now on the scene.


Update 2:40 pm: The CHP reports crews are working to tow the truck from where it landed after plunging 100 to 150 feet over the bridge. Officers have been directing one-way traffic on the bridge for more than an hour and a half. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of the family.


Update: The CHP now reports crews will come back in the am to tow the truck and they have cleared the scene.


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