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Early morning Vallejo crash kills 1

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From page B6 | June 04, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — A 19-year-old Rancho Cordova man was killed early Monday morning when a box truck he was a passenger in hit two trees on the dirt shoulder.

The crash was reported at 3:24 a.m. on westbound Interstate 80, just west of Redwood Street. The right saddle tank of the truck ruptured and an estimated 60 to 80 gallons of diesel spilled onto the dirt shoulder. A hazardous materials team was still at the site several hours later.

Traffic backed up in the area due to what authorities described as a visual hazard, although wreckage from the crash itself did not block the roadway. A severe traffic alert was issued and signs were activated to advise motorists of the possible visual hazard.

Authorities closed a single lane for about an hour starting shortly after 8:30 a.m., and closed it again shortly before noon to have the vehicle pulled out of the ditch and towed. Responding tow truck crews cleared the scene shortly after 1:45 p.m., when all lanes were reopened. according to the California Highway Patrol website.

The truck was driven by Hilario C. Ramirez, a 24-year-old Sacramento resident. He suffered minor abrasions. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. His passenger, Andrian I. Aponte, was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Glen Faison contributed to this report. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or amaginnis@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

This version updates the original to note when the crash scene was cleared.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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  • 2realJune 03, 2014 - 5:58 am

    Strap up!

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  • LarryJune 03, 2014 - 9:12 am

    2real I feel sorry for you, only a person who makes comments like yours need lots of attention. Now that you have it stop embarrassing those who raised you.

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  • CD BrooksJune 03, 2014 - 10:05 am

    2real loves god hates everyone else and is proud of it. There is no hope for that immature young person.

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  • Dumb assesJune 03, 2014 - 6:52 am

    2real your dad should have strapped up

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  • JagJune 03, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Wow I drove past the wreck on my way to work and I am surprised the driver came away with minor injuries because that truck was smashed but god help the drive thru the pain for his passenger.

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  • 2realJune 03, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Cd i only dislike atheist and gays. Get it STRAIGHT!

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  • Dumb assesJune 03, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    @2real my name refers to people like you, lucky for you your kids might turn out gay since god doesn't like ugly he lets karma handle people like you

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  • 2realJune 03, 2014 - 4:44 pm

    Dumb asses, why would god give me karma? Im just following in his steps.

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  • Danny BuntinJune 04, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Since your god is jealous, vengeful, totalitarian, you seem to be well on your way to truly following in its footsteps.

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