The California Highway Patrol released information today on a concrete truck that overturned on Highway 70 west of Graeagle on Nov. 21 at 9:20 a.m. The incident briefly shut down the highway.
According to the report, Kolby Elzea, 21, of Taylorsville, was driving a 2016 Mack concrete truck westbound on Highway 70, just west of Camp Layman Road, at approximately 50 mph. Elzea allowed the truck to drift to the right, onto the north dirt/rock shoulder. Elzea steered the truck to the left to drive back onto the paved roadway, but overcorrected. As a result, the truck overturned onto its right side and slid in a southwesterly direction across the roadway before coming to a stop on the south shoulder.
Elzea was transported from the scene by Careflight Ground Ambulance to Nervino Airport in Sierra Valley where he was flown by helicopter to Renown Medical Center. The collision remains under investigation.