CHP Says Shifting Fuel Caused Crash In Oakland Freeway Collapse

A CHP officials says the truck in a fiery crash that brought down an Oakland freeway overturned when its fuel load shifted during a lane change.

An onboard satellite navigation system recorded the truck's speed as 62 miles per hour -- which is above the posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

But Steve Vaughn, head of the CHP enforcement service division, told a House subcommittee earlier this week that speed was not the reason for the April crash.

The driver, 51-year-old James Mosqueda, was the only person injured in the early morning crash. He was hospitalized with second-degree burns.

The accident caused a section of Interstate 580 to collapse and disrupted the Bay Area commute for a month. Rebuilding the interchange cost nearly 6 (m) million dollars.


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