Cement truck driver killed in crash on Highway 50 near Watt Avenue, CHP says

Vincent Moleski
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A driver was killed in a crash Saturday morning on Highway 50 near Rosemont, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Trent Senter, a spokesman for the CHP’s East Sacramento office, said the deadly crash involved a cement truck that overturned on the westbound lanes of the highway near the Watt Avenue exit. The driver of the truck died, Senter said.

A CHP news release indicated that the driver, a 54-year-old Sacramento man, turned the 2020 Kenworth truck to the left but lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn onto its right side, partially ejecting the driver in the process.

The truck spilled about 1.5 cubic yards of concrete onto the highway, and blocked four lanes of traffic.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but CHP officials say the driver was not intoxicated.