One Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on Highway 162 in Covelo

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Driver Dies in Covelo Fuel Truck Accident on Highway 162

One Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash on Highway 162 in Covelo

Covelo, California – Authorities are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash on Highway 162 that claimed the life of one person Tuesday night.

According to the California Highway patrol, a 2019 international fuel truck carrying about 2,000 pounds of diesel fuel was traveling westbound when, for unknown reason, the driver went off the roadway and hit a tree.

The truck then overturned and landed on its side following the impact of the crash.

The CHP said the accident was reported at around 11 p.m. August 26 near Barnes Lane in Covelo.

The truck driver was killed in the crash. His identity was not released pending family notification, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

Highway 162 was shut down for about an hour as crews worked to clear the road.

Pacific State Petroleum responded to the scene with an empty fuel truck.

Mendocino County Environmental Health and the Redwood Empire Hazardous Incident Team (REHIT) also responded to the crash and helped in offloading the diesel.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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