Two Men Killed in Big Rig Crash on Highway 99 [Galt, CA]
Two Dead after Galt Big Rig Crash on Highway 99 near Ayers Lane
GALT, CA (January 29, 2020) – Two men sustained fatal injuries after a big rig crash on Highway 99 in Sacramento County on Tuesday, January 28.
According to California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred shortly before 7 a.m. near Ayers Lane just south of Twin Cities Road. Three big rigs, including a FedEx truck, were involved in the incident.
According to CHP’s initial investigation, traffic had slowed to less than 5 mph. Then a big rig rear-ended the pickup truck and slammed it into another semi.
A 33-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Galt, died in the crash.
The driver of the big rig sustained minor injuries.
The back-end of one of the big rigs split open and spilled boxes of candy on the highway. Gasoline and oil also leaked onto the roadway.
CHP advised the drivers to prevent the crash site and consider using 5 Freeway as an alternate route. Northbound lanes reopened at around 11 a.m., according to Caltrans.
Authorities shut down southbound lanes of the highway.
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