Box Truck Hangs off Side of Road at Highway 99, Highway 50 Interchange

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SACRAMENTO -- Emergency crews responded to a crash involving multiple vehicles along northbound Highway 99 and Highway 50 in Sacramento on Tuesday afternoon.

A photo taken at the scene showed a semi-truck hanging off the side of the road at the Highway 50 interchange. It was not dangling over the freeway.

The CHP says that an improper lane change led to the crash. Three vehicles were involved.

Two of the drivers were hospitalized with minor injuries.

Two lanes of Highway 99 were closed because of a damaged tree next to the road. The closure caused a major backup.

The next challenge for the CHP was figuring how to get the semi-truck moved from the highway embankment where it was stuck.

"Well what's happening right now is two big rig tows. One is going to help guide it as Caltrans is going to be cutting down the trees down the embankment," CHP Officer Bernie Pico said.

The process of getting the truck down took hours.


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