TowZone Posted February 1, 2018 Share Posted February 1, 2018 LACER COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — Two people were killed Wednesday in a crash that led to a tanker truck explosion on Highway 20 near Interstate 80 in Placer County, prompting the closure of the highway, CalFire officials confirmed. The head-on crash between the tanker truck and a tow truck happened just after 10 a.m. on Highway 20, 6 miles west of I-80, according to the California Highway Patrol. "We had multiple explosions both from the commercial tow truck and the commercial fuel truck," said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Bryan Farrell. "We had to coordinate resources to make access from both directions due to both the impact on the roadway and the affects of the fire on responding resources." The drivers in each vehicle were confirmed dead. Their identities have not been released. CHP Officer Chris Nave said the tow truck belongs to Kilroy's Towing, of Grass Valley, and the tanker is owned by Williams Tank Lines, of Stockton. Caltrans has closed Hwy. 20 between the I-80 junction and Scott's Flat Road in Nevada City due to the crash, Caltrans spokeswoman Liza Whitmore said. The gasoline from the tanker truck was eating away the asphalt on the road, which could be closed through Thursday, Nave said. RESOURCE LINK Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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