VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — A Caltrans worker had to be rescued Monday morning along Interstate 80 after a fiery crash on the outskirts of Vacaville.
Vacaville Fire Chief Kris Concepcion told FOX40 a Caltrans loader was on the side of the interstate near North Meridian Road when it was hit by an 18-wheeler.
Chief Concepcion said the driver of the loader was trapped as the big rig caught fire.
Fire personnel were able to extricate the Caltrans worker and he was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, the California Highway Patrol said.
The fire was eventually contained, Concepcion said.
Concepcion could not say why the 18-wheeler crashed into the loader.