Update: Vehicle Versus Pole Crash On HWY 26
Update at 6:15 a.m.: The CHP reports that luckily there are no injuries involved in a solo vehicle crash on Highway 26 in the West Point area of Calaveras County this morning that may be a result of slick roadways after the overnight rain.
The wreck happened around 5:21 a.m. when a vehicle went off the roadway on a curve and hit a telephone pole near the intersection of Higdon Road/Higdon Spink Road. One lane of the highway was blocked and officers directed traffic for about 20 minutes before a tow crew removed the wreckage.
Original post at 5:37 a.m.: West Point, CA — A slick roadway after the overnight rains may have contributed to a crash on Highway 26 in the West Point area of Calaveras County this morning.
The CHP reports the driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve. It went off the highway and smashed into a telephone pole near the Higdon Road/Higdon Spink Road intersection. An ambulance is heading to the scene, but there is no information on injuries at this time. One lane of the roadway is blocked by the wreckage and officers are directing traffic. An update will be provided as soon as new details come into the newsroom.