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Truck driver killed in wreck along I-80 was from West Sacramento

Crash kills big rig driver on I-80

A big rig hit a tree along Interstate 80 in Davis Thursday killing the driver. California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Herbert provides details from the scene.
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A big rig hit a tree along Interstate 80 in Davis Thursday killing the driver. California Highway Patrol Officer Travis Herbert provides details from the scene.

A truck driver died early Thursday when his big rig crashed into a tree along Interstate 80 in Davis.

The big rig was eastbound on I-80 near Richards Boulevard about 5 a.m. at an estimated 65 mph when the truck left the roadway and hit a large tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers continue to investigate why the rig left the roadway.

The 55-year-old driver of the truck, a West Sacramento resident, died at the scene. The Yolo County Coroner’s Office has not identified the man.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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