December 18, 2014
TRUCKEE, California (AP) - A California Highway Patrol officer
based in Truckee remains hospitalized after being critically
injured in an Interstate 80 crash near the Sierra town.
Investigators say Sergeant Shawn Harris was responding to an
accident when he and three other motorists came upon a diesel spill
Thursday on the roadway near Hirschdale just east of Truckee.
They say say all four vehicles crashed as a result of the fuel
spill and wet road conditions, and Harris' patrol vehicle rolled at
least twice before coming to a rest off the shoulder.
C-H-P Officer Joe Edwards says Harris was flown by helicopter to
Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where he was in critical
condition with major injuries.
The three other motorists were taken to the hospital by
ambulance, but the C-H-P was unsure of their conditions.
The accident is still under investigation.
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