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Big rig crashes into Highway 32 overpass, slows northbound Highway 99 traffic

The driver was not able to avoid colliding with the Highway 32 overpass, according to officials.

Posted: Feb 21, 2020 12:16 PM

CHICO, Calif. - CHP said a big rig crashed into the Highway 32 overpass on Highway 99 and is backing up northbound traffic.

A big rig was traveling in the slow lane and was pulling a car when CHP says they believe the driver was going too fast and not paying enough attention to the slowed traffic ahead.

The driver was not able to avoid colliding with the Highway 32 overpass, according to officials.

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The jeep being hauled by the truck became detached and went down the embankment, it will be another hour before the big rig is cleared.

As of noon, the northbound slow lane of Highway 99 is closed.

Additionally, the northbound on-ramp at Highway 32 is open.

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