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Authorities Identify Truck Driver Killed In Lake Tulloch Accident

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Sonora, CA — Authorities have identified the driver of the truck that plunged into Tulloch Reservoir Friday afternoon.

Police say 48-year-old Larry Swehla was driving to Yuba City on O´Byrnes Ferry Road when the truck fell off the Lake Tulloch Bridge and into about 40 feet of water.

The accident prompted closure of the road for several hours as rescuers and dive teams attempted to get Swehla out of the truck´s cab.

Crews were able to hoist the truck from the water and extricate Swehla´s body from the truck late Friday afternoon.

Swehla was an employee of Boblitt Trucking out of Sacramento.