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Driver Dies After Clipping Big Rig, Crashing Off I-205 Near Tracy

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — A deadly crash blocked lanes on northbound Interstate 205 between Tracy and Lathrop Wednesday morning.

The crash happened just before 6 a.m. near the I-205 and Interstate 5 connector.

California Highway Patrol says a vehicle was apparently trying to go into the right lanes when it clipped a big rig - sending the small vehicle over the guardrail. The car then continued down 30 feet, landing at a scaffolding site on the northbound portion of I-5.

The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP says, despite bystanders rushing to try and help him. He was the only person inside the vehicle.

A SigAlert was issued for the area as several lanes were blocked due to the crash, but was traffic still flowing as drivers were being directed through the center median.

All lanes were reopened around 10 a.m.

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