PINE VALLEY, CA – A truck driver was killed last night when their semi plunged off a bridge on I-8, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The semi had been traveling west between Buckman Springs Road and Sunrise Highway when it ran off the road at about 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. The truck subsequently caught fire and created a small vegetation blaze in the area. Fortunately, firefighters were able to douse the flames before they could spread further.
California Highway Patrol has confirmed that at least one person was killed as a result of the crash. They are working to determine if anyone else was in the truck at the time, and whether alcohol or drugs were factors.
I-8 westbound was closed in the area for some time following the crash. Traffic was diverted onto Old Highway 80 while responders worked the scene.
The bridge will be checked for structural damage.
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