The Latest – Tuesday, March 8

10:45 a.m.

CHP Grass Valley spokesperson Jason Bice told FOX40 one person died in Tuesday morning’s crash.

According to Bice, a car and a big rig, which was hauling 100 gallons of diesel, crashed around 6:30 a.m.

Cleanup was still underway after the diesel fuel leaked out of the trailer and into a nearby ditch, Bice reported.

10:10 a.m.

Highway 49 has reopened, Caltrans reported.

9:50 a.m.

Caltrans said it expects Highway 49 will reopen around 10:30 a.m.


Original story below:

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — At least one person was killed Tuesday morning when a big rig and a vehicle crashed in Nevada County.

California Highway Patrol Officer David Martinez confirmed the fatality but did not identify the deceased.

Caltrans said the crash on northbound Highway 49 blocked traffic near Alta Sierra Drive.

Both directions of the highway were soon closed and traffic was diverted to local roads, Caltrans reported.

Caltrans could not say when the highway would reopen.

What led up to the crash has not been confirmed.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.