The driver of a pick-up truck crashed against a septic tank pumping truck on Highway 17 in Santa Clara County, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash resulted in one death Saturday morning and Southbound traffic is closed for an unknown amount of time while officials investigate.
The fatal collision of two vehicles has closed down southbound Highway 17 in the morning. CHP confirmed that a pickup truck crashed against a septic tank pumping truck and as result, one driver died from this incident.
CHP was called to the scene when a septic pumping truck lost control and crashed into two other vehicles. What they found on arrival, however, wasn’t what anyone expected; instead of sewage coming from the busted hose – it was an unknown substance that has been identified as toxic gas by Hazmat crews.
#SCCFD @calfireSCU and @CHPSanJose on scene of a multi-vehicle accident on SB Hwy 17 at Bear Creek Rd. Hwy 17 is CLOSED in both directions between Hwy 9 and Bear Creek Rd. Avoid the area, allow emergency vehicles to pass. #sccfdincidents @KCBSAMFMTraffic pic.twitter.com/c0VM03L3cd
— Santa Clara Co Fire (@sccfiredept) June 5, 2021
The driver of a Mercedes and the driver of an 18-wheeler were transferred to a local hospital with minor injuries on Monday morning. The accident took place on southbound Highway 17, prompting closures between Bear Creek Rd. and just north of Highway 9 that lasted about one hour before reopening at around 9:26 AM when traffic was able to start flowing in both directions again for commuters going into San Jose from Santa Cruz County or further upstate towards Redwood City.
#BREAKING Update from @sccfiredept @CHPSanJose on scene of a multi-vehicle accident on SB Hwy 17 at Bear Creek Rd. Hwy 17 is CLOSED in both directions between Hwy 9 and Bear Creek Rd. Avoid the area, allow emergency vehicles to pass. @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/zT6GHZVHbH
— John Zuchelli (@tvzuke) June 5, 2021
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