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Update: Second Crash In A Week Shuts Down Section Of HWY 12

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Update at 2:45 p.m.: Motorists will want to avoid Highway 12 as a big rig crashed in the Wallace area of Calaveras County just after 7 a.m. west of Southworth Road.

The CHP reports that a truck, hauling a fuel tanker, took out about 75 feet of fencing while overturning several times, landing on its side and blocking the roadway. The driver suffered a broken collarbone. The tanker carries 7,600 gallons of fuel and around 350 gallons have leaked out onto the southside of the highway. A hazardous material crew drilled holes into the tanker to drain the rest of the fuel. Highway 12 is closed at South Camanche Parkway with no estimated reopening time given.

Update at 8:50 a.m.: First responders remain on the scene of a big rig collision on Highway 12 in the Wallace area of Calaveras County — the second this week (Details on that collision are below). The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on Highway 12, just west of Southworth Road. The CHP is reporting that one person was freed from the wreckage, but there is no word on injuries. The semi, hauling a fuel tanker, overturned, and the wreckage is blocking that entire section of the highway. The CHP detailed that the tanker carries 7,600 gallons of fuel, and around 100 gallons have leaked onto the roadway. A hazardous material crew has been called to clean up the spill. Highway 12 is closed at South Camanche Parkway, with no estimated reopening time given.

Original post at 7:55 a.m.: Wallace, CA — First responders are on the scene of a big rig collision in the Wallace area of Calaveras County that has shut down a section of Highway 12 for the second time this week.

The crash is near where another collision happened on Thursday near Double Springs Road involving an SUV that overturned several times, blocking the highway, as earlier reported here. This time, the crash is just west of Southworth Road. A truck pulling a fuel tanker overturned, spilling gasoline on the road, and the wreckage is blocking the entire roadway.

The CHP is reporting that one person was trapped inside, and an ambulance has been called to the scene. Officers are directing traffic around the scene. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.

  • Fuel tanker overturned on Highway 12
  • Big rig crash on HWY 12 in the Wallace area of Calaveras County
  • Big rig crash on HWY 12 in the Wallace area of Calaveras County
  • Big rig crash on HWY 12 in the Wallace area of Calaveras County
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