Update: Deadly Truck Crash On HWY 108
Update at 3:30 p.m.: A large two truck is working to remove a truck involved in a double fatal crash on Highway 108 in Tuolumne County near the Mono County line. The CHP is reporting that the box truck went about 50 feet down an embankment and landed across Deadman Creek. Currently, crews are checking to see if any hazardous materials leaked from the truck into the water. The eastbound lane of the highway is blocked with emergency equipment. Additional details can be viewed below.
Update at 3:15 p.m.: A box truck crash on Highway 108 has turned into a double fatal. The CHP originally reported that the truck went over an embankment near Kennedy Meadows. Spokesperson Steve Machado says the collision actually happened near Deadman Creek closer to the Pacific Crest Trail-Sonora Pass Trailhead and the Mono County line. Machado tells Clarke Broadcasting, “We’ve confirmed that the two occupants in the vehicle have been pronounced deceased. It is undetermined on what the reason why or even how the vehicle got to where it’s at.”
The eastbound lane of the highway is blocked with emergency equipment and officers are directing traffic. Machado adds that it is unclear exactly when the crash happened, as the witnesses that reporting the incident did not see the accident happen and just spotted the truck down the ravine. Additionally, an alert had been sent out by Mono County Sheriff’s Office to be on the lookout for that truck.
Update at 2:15 p.m.: The CHP is reporting that two people have died in a solo vehicle crash on Highway 108 in the Kennedy Meadows area of Tuolumne County. The truck went off the highway and over an embankment about 50 feet down near Kennedy Meadows Road and west of the summit. A large tow truck has been called to the scene but could take an hour to arrive, according to the CHP.
Original post at 1:28 p.m.: Kennedy Meadows, CA — First responders are heading to a solo vehicle crash involving a box truck on Highway 108 in the Kennedy Meadows area.
The CHP reports that the truck went over an embankment near Kennedy Meadow Road about two to three miles west of the summit. Witnesses that hiked down to the truck are relaying that two people are trapped inside. There are no further details at this time. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.