Cement truck flips on Highway 49
Highway 49 was closed for approximately one hour yesterday while crews dealt with the aftermath of a cement truck accident. The accident, which resulted in the vehicle rolling over, occurred just south of the Amador and Calaveras county line.
According to a report from the California Highway Patrol, officers from the San Andreas station were dispatched to the scene of the accident around 4 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found Annamaria Aguiar, 50, injured and in need of medical assistance. Aguiar, a resident of West Point, was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.
Authorities determined that Aguiar lost control of her 2014 Kenworth cement truck as she was traveling southbound of Highway 49. When Aguiar reached a curve in the road, a load of dry cement mix shifted in the rear of the vehicle, causing her to lose control.
Following the accident, it took crews roughly one hour to turn the cement truck upright and remove it from the scene. During this time, Highway 49 was closed to thru traffic. Once the cement truck was removed, one-way traffic controls were put in place at the scene so crews could clean the area and perform repairs to the roadway.
Highway 26 collision results in multiple injuries
Driver negligence may have caused a head-on traffic collision on Highway 26 Saturday, Nov. 23, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.
Officers from the CHP station in San Andreas were dispatched to the scene of the crash at 2:50 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found two vehicles blocking the eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 26 near Ponderosa Road. An investigation concluded that Sarah Jessop, 27, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 eastbound when she reportedly took her attention away from the roadway to check her cell phone, CHP said. While she was distracted, Jessop’s Chevrolet veered across the double yellow lines and struck a 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by G. Chepourkoff (first name not listed), 65, of Valley Springs, who was traveling westbound. It is believed that both vehicles were moving about 40 mph at the time of the collision.
The impact, which disabled both vehicles, caused injuries to both of the drivers. Chepourkoff was transported by ambulance to Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas, while Jessop was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have played a role in the collision.