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Driver suffers cuts after truck rolls on Mitchell Highway, forcing diversions – Central Western Daily

30-year-old truck driver taken to Orange hospital following an accident on the Mitchell Highway

A 30-year-old truck driver was taken to Orange hospital following an accident on the Mitchell Highway on Wednesday.

Paramedics and police were called to Vittoria, around 30 kilometres east of Orange after a truck had rolled.

The driver was able to get out of the truck following the accident.

He had sustained cuts to his face and reported pain in his right arm and right leg.

The Mitchell Highway was closed and diversions setup diverting drivers to Bathurst through Millthorpe and Blayney around 1.15pm so the truck could be recovered.

The westbound lane was re-opened for motorists travelling to Orange at around 5.10pm, with traffic controllers guiding drivers while the eastbound lane remained closed at 5.30pm on Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Man struck, killed on Interstate 15 was a truck driver – VVdailypress.com

Kevin Trudgeon City Editor

APPLE VALLEY — The man who was struck and killed on Interstate 15 near Dale Evans Parkway on Friday was the driver of a tractor-trailer, authorities said.

Identified as Gregory Brown II by family members, the driver of a tractor-trailer had pulled over to the east shoulder of northbound I-15 just before 1 p.m.

“For reasons still under investigation, the driver … was outside of his vehicle and entered the No. 3 traffic lane on foot, directly into the path of (another tractor-trailer) and received fatal injuries,” California Highway Patrol officials said in a statement.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:15 p.m., authorities said.

Brown’s cousin, Sharon Jones, told the Daily Press that her cousin, who was either 33 or 34, was a truck driver based out of Las Vegas.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer, identified as Michael Brooks, 41, of Texas, immediately pulled off to the east shoulder after the collision and called 911, according to authorities. Brooks was not found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision.

CHP officials issued a SigAlert for the No. 2 and No. 3 lanes of northbound I-15 just before 1:30 p.m. to allow officers to investigate the scene. The closure lasted approximately three hours.

The collision is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Victorville CHP Office at 760-241-1186.