Truck Flips Over At Big Lagoon

BIG LAGOON – A loaded semi-truck overturned early Sunday evening, June 22, on the curvy section of U.S. Highway 101 on the north side of Big Lagoon.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., Pedro Uribe of Manteca was driving a loaded semi-truck and trailer northbound when he allowed the truck to leave the roadway. The truck overturned into a dirt turn-out east of the highway.

The California Highway Patrol, Arcata-Mad River Ambulance and CalFire responded.

Uribe suffered soreness in his back and chest, and was transported for medical evaluation.

The vehicle and load remained together, and the highway remained open. The incident is under investigation.

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