Truck driver dies in solo crash

LEGGETT, Ca (KIEM)-A woman died in a crash Friday morning while driving a semi-truck hauling lumber on a flatbed trailer. She was traveling southbound on Highway 101 north of Woodruff Road in Mendocino County.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the truck veered off the road over an embankment and overturned along the riverbank.

The truck was discovered around 8 am by Cal-Trans. The driver was pronounced dead on scene. The collision is under investigation by CHP. Neither alcohol or drugs appear to be a factor.

The driver’s identity is being withheld until the next of kin is notified