interstate 80

Vegetation fire burns near Colfax

A tractor-trailer rig hauling hay caught fire on westbound Interstate 80, one mile east of Colfax, at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer ...

Two-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Newcastle

AUBURN CA - Two vehicles collided just before 5 p.m. Friday on Interstate 80 east of Newcastle Road, slowing traffic. Initial reports indicated that no vehicle occupants were injur ...

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 ...

Brazen break-in at business off Interstate 80 in Auburn

AUBURN CA - Thieves drove off Interstate 80 and cut a wire fence before making off with two riding lawn tractors from an Auburn business sometime overnight Monday. Sundowner Trail ...

Bail increased for alleged I-80 fatal hit-and-run driver

AUBURN CA - The family of Interstate-80 hit-and-run victim Dave Robinson Jr., sat strong through the arraignment Tuesday in a North Auburn courtroom of the man accused of fleeing t ...

CHP: Beat-up silver Acura or Honda is hit-and-run car in I-80 tow-truck driver death

AUBURN CA - The Auburn California Highway Patrol is asking the public to help locate the driver and vehicle of a hit-and-run traffic collision that struck and killed tow-truck driv ...

I-80, Hwy. 65 bottlenecks are focus of Placer transportation planners

AUBURN CA - With the cost rising to unplug new and future bottlenecks in the vicinity of Roseville’s busy Galleria shopping center, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency b ...

Drugs, alcohol ruled out in Auburn woman’s I-80 crash death

An Auburn woman who was seen driving erratically on Interstate 80 before a crash took her life near Newcastle Aug. 18 has been cleared by blood tests of suspicion that she was driv ...

Caltrans window damage process a rocky road for some Auburn claimants

Caltrans has $10.3 billion in road construction projects taking place around the state. But it has no way of monitoring the impact of sloppy cleanup procedures by contractors that ...

Victim sues Colfax I-80 teen rock throwers, parents

Three Colfax teens convicted of assault charges stemming from an Interstate 80 overpass rock-throwing incident last year are now being sued by the driver injured when a large rock ...

Not guilty in battery trial involving radio personality, Newcastle man tells his story

John O’Neill said he’s thankful that a Placer County jury found him innocent of battery charges filed after an Interstate 80 offramp altercation with Sacramento radio personali ...

Newcastle I-80 overpass jumper survives

Authorities confirmed Monday that a man who attempted suicide by leaping off an Interstate 80 overpass onto the freeway at Newcastle did survive the 30-foot fall. The Placer Count ...

Interstate 80 overpass jumper injured at Newcastle

A man jumped from the Newcastle overpass onto Interstate 80 and apparently survived not only the fall Friday but avoided being run over by westbound traffic. Don Holter, an Auburn ...

Auburn woman in I-80 fatal crash Sunday identified

Authorities released the name Monday of an Auburn woman who died in a crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 west of the Newcastle off ramp. Amy Kathleen Keith, 33, was pronounce ...