Sacramento man dies when big rig overturns near I-5 in Natomas

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A Sacramento man died Thursday morning when his big rig overturned near northbound Interstate 5 and Del Paso Road.

More than a dozen Sacramento Fire Department and law enforcement officials were at the crash scene, where the big rig overturned into a grassy embankment.

Large, blue barrels were also lying nearby, but FOX40 has not confirmed what the big rig was hauling at the time of the crash.

Sacramento police later confirmed the driver of the big rig died at the scene of the crash.

He has since been identified by the coroner’s office as 35-year-old Baljot Badyal from Sacramento.

At this time, it is unknown what caused Badyal to leave the roadway, but no other vehicles were involved.

Sacramento police tweeted Thursday to warn drivers of potential traffic issues.

“Traffic is impacted in the area, please use alternate routes if possible,” police tweeted. “This thread will be updated when more information is available.”

The northbound I-5 Del Paso Road offramp was closed for the investigation, Caltrans tweeted.

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