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Air ambulance lands on I-80 near Kingvale after overturned crash blocks one lane, authorities say

An air ambulance lands on Interstate 80 in response to an overturned vehicle crash near Kingvale on Friday, according to Caltrans and fire officials.
An air ambulance lands on Interstate 80 in response to an overturned vehicle crash near Kingvale on Friday, according to Caltrans and fire officials.

An overturned vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Kingvale required an air ambulance response Friday, according to Caltrans.

The crash, near Rainbow between Yuba Pass and Kingvale, was reported about 10:45 a.m. and was blocking one eastbound lane of traffic at the time, according to Caltrans.

I-80 will be briefly closed as an air helicopter lands on the freeway just after 11 a.m., Caltrans said in a tweet.

According to California Highway Patrol traffic incident logs, the involved driver may have fallen asleep and drifted off the roadway.

The roadway was reopened as of 11:45 a.m.

No other details were immediately available.



Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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