Accident Closes 13 Corners

Highway 49 was closed for most of the morning yesterday just south of the Mokelumne River.  According to the San Andreas CHP just before 8 o’clock, the driver of a large boom truck, lost control and the vehicle rolled onto its side in the 13 corners section of the roadway.  The highway was shut down at Electra Road and just north of Wendell’s.  The driver was air lifted from the scene to a valley hospital.  CAL FIRE, Mokelumne Hill Fire and Jackson City Fire, responded along with California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Highway Patrol.   The vehicle involved in the accident was from a company, working with PG&E in the area.                                                         

Written by KVGC Staff

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