Caltrans worker hospitalized after fiery crash in Vacaville

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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.

The Calfornia Higway Patrol posted this photo of the big rig after it crashed and caught fire.

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.

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