Truckee authorities seek pickup involved in fire engine rollover
October 31, 2008
A state parks fire engine crashed Thursday on Highway 89 north after being cut off by an unknown driver that fled the scene, according to Truckee Police.
The California State Parks fire engine was heading north on Highway 89 towards Prosser Dam Road Thursday at about 7:40 a.m. when a pickup truck turned left from Alder Drive in front of it, according to a Truckee Police Department press release.
The engine braked and swerved to avoid the truck, overturning in a ditch on Prosser Dam Road, according to the release.
The firemen inside were uninjured according to the release, but the engine was totaled.
The truck was a late 80s or early 90s gun-metal gray Chevrolet with a a white cab-high camper shell, towing a flatbed trailer with short rails and a small amount of white covered material, according to the release.
Police are asking for any information on the collision, truck, or driver and ask those with information to call the department at 550-2320.
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