Update: Rollover Crash Near Highway 26 In Rail Road Flat Area A Fatal
Update at 5:45 p.m.: The CHP is releasing more information regarding the fatal solo vehicle crash on North Railroad Flat Road, east of Highway 26, in the Rail Road Flat area of Calaveras County. The deceased is a 67-year-old Simi Valley man. His name is not being released pending notification of family. The CHP is reporting that the man was driving a 1999 Ford F-250 truck southbound on Railroad Flat Road at an unknown rate of speed when he allowed it to drift off the roadway and up an embankment. The pickup then overturned and landed on its roof in the southbound lane.
The man was pinned inside the truck and firefighters had to free him. Unfortunately, he sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP. They add that the crash remains under investigation to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in this collision.
Railroad Flat Road was shut down between Independence and Blue Mountain roads for several hours with traffic being detoured onto Highway 26.
Update at 1:55 p.m.: A solo vehicle rollover crash on North Railroad Flat Road, off of Highway 26 in the Rail Road Flat area of Calaveras County has sadly claimed the life of one person. San Andreas Unit CHP spokesperson Toby Butzler tells Clarke Broadcasting that just before 1 p.m. a Ford F250 pickup went off the roadway and rolled over landing on its roof and pinning the driver inside. He adds, “Prior to our arrival the fire department did arrive on the scene and were able to determine that the driver had passed away from this traffic collision.” Butzler adds, “Right now the roadway is blocked while we investigate as well as to remove the vehicle.”
The CHP has shutdown Railroad Flat Road to the south at Independence Road and north at Blue Mountain Road. Butzler suggests motorists use Highway 26 as a detour.
Original post at 1:20 p.m.: West Point, CA — First responders are on the scene of a solo vehicle crash on North Railroad Flat Road, in the Rail Road Flat area of Calaveras County.
The CHP reports a vehicle went off the roadway and rolled over about five miles east of Highway 26, just before the bridge. A person is trapped inside the vehicle. The wreckage is blocking one-lane of the roadway. An ambulance has been called to the scene but there is no word on injuries at this time. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.