Massive car crash totally blocked Highway 17 in California
A three-car crash killed one of the drivers and also blocked traffic on both sides on Highway 17 near Bear Creek.
One of the videos shows police patrols redirecting cars in the opposite direction.
According to official information, the incident occurred at about 8 am Saturday. According to preliminary information, the septic tanker had failed brakes, as a result of which it crashed into a Mercedes sedan and a pickup truck.
The photo from the scene shows a completely destroyed tractor.
#LosGatos #Hwy17 southbound shut down at #Hwy9 because of a crash involving a fatality and an overturn tanker. No est time for re-opening.#KCBSTraffic— Peter Schofield (@Sky1_SF) June 5, 2021
photo credit: KateDamian pic.twitter.com/678Fa2jdoG
Local authorities are already working at the scene and are removing the destroyed vehicles from the road.
#SCCFD @calfireSCU and @CHPSanJose are working quickly to mitigate hazards on HWY 17. The roadway will remain closed for sometime. Current estimates are in excess of 3 hours due to scene complexity. PLEASE avoid the area. @KCBSAMFMTraffic pic.twitter.com/8ZBlpibEua— Santa Clara Co Fire (@sccfiredept) June 5, 2021