OLIVEHURST — A big rig crash has blocked southbound lanes of Highway 70 at McGowan Parkway in Olivehurst.
The California Highway Patrol says the driver of the truck had either fallen asleep or became distracted when he came upon slower-moving vehicles. Investigators said the driver turned sharply to avoid hitting other cars and overturned, spilling its cargo of sand across the roadway.
No other vehicles were involved.
Officials say the driver was in and out of consciousness at the scene and was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center.
The road began reopening shortly after 8 a.m.
This is a developing story.