A Big Rig hauling a 40 foot trailer loaded with dirt and rock overturned on Highway 20 near Whitecloud around 7am this morning. Highway 20 is closed as the accident scene is being cleaned up by Cal Trans crews. The CHP says even local traffic is not being allowed beyond Nevada City up Highway 20 until the accident is cleared. CHP Sgt. Mike Lawrence says it looks like a case of excess speed as the big rig was headed into a curve.
05-22 White Cloud Accident
The Big Rig narrowly missed crushing a Subaru Wagon coming in the westbound direction. The driver of the Subaru ran off the roadway and struck a road sign, but was not seriously injured. The driver of the Big Rig was transported to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for evaluation and possible transport to Sutter Roseville Trauma Center. The Big Rig was hauling debris from a road construction project underway in Nyack.