Several Injured in Tractor-Trailer Pileup Accident on Interstate 80 in Placer County
Where: The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Placer County, California.
What Happened: Several cars, a box truck, a UPS truck, and tractor-trailers collided in a chain-reaction accident.
- Driver of UPS truck
- Driver of box truck
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Drivers of several cars and SUVs
- Several people, vehicles unknown, injured
On or about Saturday, March 20th, 2021, around 1:25 in the afternoon, a sixteen vehicle accident with a box truck, a tractor-trailer, and a UPS truck sent several people to the hospital. Investigators said the accident was reported on the westbound side of Interstate 80 near Emigrant Gap in Placer County, California.
Troopers from the California Highway Patrol said sixteen vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, a UPS truck, and a box truck collided in a chain-reaction accident that may have started after a single-vehicle crash. Emergency responders airlifted one person from the scene, while several others were taken to the hospital by ambulance.
Authorities said speed and inclement weather appear to be factors in the accident.
Police expect to release more information about the accident at a later date.
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