Truckee Police Seek Driver In Fire Engine Crash

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver accused of causing a California State Parks fire engine to crash and overturn on State Highway 89 just north of Truckee.

Police say a pickup hauling a flatbed trailer pulled in front of the fire engine shortly after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

The engine braked and swerved to avoid the truck, overturning in a ditch on Prosser Dam Road. The firefighters inside were not hurt, but the engine was totaled.

The truck that fled the scene is described as a late 1980s or early 1990s gray Chevrolet with a white cab-high camper shell. The trailer had short rails and a small amount of white covered material.

Anyone with any information is asked to telephone Truckee police at 530-550-2320.

Information from: Sierra Sun

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