DE LUZ (CNS) – A dump truck filled with asphalt overturned on a road
in De Luz yesterday, spilling its entire load and diesel fuel and forcing a closure
of the rural corridor.

The crash happened shortly before 9 a.m. on Los Gatos Road, near
Carancho Road, roughly four miles west of Murrieta, according to the California
Highway Patrol.

The agency said the trucker apparently lost control while trying to
navigate the two-lane road that runs through hills, causing the rig to go over,
landing on its side.

The trucker extricated himself and did not require medical attention,
according to reports from the scene.

Asphalt was dumped onto Los Gatos, and the truck sprang a fuel leak,
according to the CHP.

Officers closed the road to through traffic between Via Volcano to the
north and Carancho to the south — just over a mile. No detour was available, and it was unclear when the cleanup operation would be completed.

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