Update: Crash Blocking Section Of HWY 49 In Calaveras County
Update at 5:15 p.m.: The CHP reports that Highway 49 has completely reopened to traffic after a pickup pulling a 23-foot trailer overturned completely blocking the roadway. The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. near Cosgrave Road and about a mile south of the Calaveras County Airport. Further details on the accident are below
Update at 4:40 p.m.: San Andreas CHP Officer Toby Butzler reports that the northbound lane of Highway 49 has reopened to one-way traffic after a solo vehicle crash south of the Calaveras County Airport. A pickup pulling a trailer overturned on the highway completely blocking the roadway for more than an hour. Officers were rerouting traffic to Pool Station Road.
Butzler notes that tow crews are working to remove the wreckage and clear the debris, which should take about another 30 to 45 minutes. More details on the crash are below.
Original post at 3:40 p.m.: San Andreas, CA — First responders are on the scene of a solo vehicle crash involving a truck with an attached trailer on Highway 49 in the San Andreas area of Calaveras County that is blocking the roadway.
The CHP reports that the truck pulling the trailer went off the west side of the highway near Cosgrave Road about a mile south of the Calaveras County Airport. The truck and trailer then came back onto the highway and the pickup overturned, leaving the trailer upright. The wreckage is completely blocking the highway and traffic is backed up in both directions. San Andreas CHP Officer Toby Butzler relays, “We’re optimistic that the roadway will only be closed for 90 minutes.” He adds, “There’s not really a good detour in that area. The best detour would be Highway 49 and Pool Station Road to go around the crash site.”
An air ambulance has been called to the scene as major injuries are reported in the collision. There is no word as to how many occupants there were in the truck. We will update this story as soon as it comes into the newsroom.