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Friday, November 22, 2013

CA-SNF- Rim Fire: Hay Truck Fatality In Stanislaus National Forest BAER Area. #CaFire #CaSAR #CaRoads

A large hay truck went off the where current Rim Fire BAER Team work is taking place. The CHP is reporting that it went about 100-150 ft. over the bridge.

Update 1700: CHP is confirming one person has died in a crash at the Clavey River Bridge in the Stanislaus National Forest. The Tuolumne County Coroner has been called to the scene. CHP reports crewswilltow the truck from where it landed after plunging 100 to 150 feet over the bridge in morning.
Update 12:30:  CHP reports officers are directing one-way traffic over the Clavey River Bridge. The Sheriff SAR on sscene.

Location: Clavey River Bridge near Cottonwood Road Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne County .
Resources: Air ambulance and Sheriff's Office SAR rope team, hazmat crew is responding to reports of diesel fuel running into the river. 


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