big rig

Big rig carrying potatoes crashes on I-80 near Penryn

A tractor-trailer rig carrying 40,000 pounds of potatoes left Interstate 80 and crashed near Penryn late Monday. The crash took place at 11:45 p.m. Monday on westbound I-80, near R ...

Big-rig fire near Colfax slows I-80 traffic

A big rig reported to be carrying baked goods caught fire on westbound Interstate 80 near Colfax on Monday morning. The blaze incinerated the tractor trailer's contents after igni ...

Woman killed by vehicles ID’d

On Wednesday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Unit identified the woman who was struck and killed by several vehicles on Interstate 80 last week. The woman, identified ...

Coroner needs help ID’ing woman killed by big rig

Officials still need your help identifying a woman who was struck and killed by a big rig Wednesday. The unidentified woman was walking in the number three lane on Interstate 80, ...

Woman killed by big rig in Roseville

An unidentified woman walking on Interstate 80 was struck and killed by a big rig Wednesday. The woman was walking in the number three lane on Interstate 80, just east of Douglas ...

Tire fire mires Interstate 80 morning commute near Applegate

Westbound Interstate 80 traffic flows near the Heather Glen exit were temporarily disrupted at about 9 a.m. because of a big-rig fire that could have been worse than it was. Drive ...

Big-rig driver arrested for DUI

A vigilant citizen may have saved the lives of other Interstate 80 motorists this week. California Highway Patrol officers arrested a big-rig driver Monday at about 8:55 p.m. aft ...

Big rig driver faces up to year in jail for roadside death

The driver of a semi-truck that struck and killed a man on Interstate 80 near Newcastle pleaded no contest to a manslaughter charge Monday. Lakhwinder Sidhu, 35, of Ontario, Cana ...

Forget septic — big rig regulation will affect us all

Re: the recent flap about unnecessary well and septic inspections. These inspections are just another way to afford employment and revenue to another tier of bureaucracy at the co ...

Highway 49 traffic stopped by big rig wedged on rock wall

Eastbound traffic was detoured for more than an hour Saturday morning away from the Highway 49 drop into the American Canyon in Auburn after a tractor-trailer rig became wedged ont ...

Overturned big rig closes roads in Christian Valley

CHRISTIAN VALLEY — The driver of a big rig escaped without injuries after the truck he was using to haul more than 40,000 pounds of underground water pipe overturned in Christian ...

Big rig crash kills one

One lane of westbound Interstate 80 was open to traffic at 9 a.m. following an early morning fatal collision involving a big rig Tuesday. One man was killed and another seriously ...