Driver ID'd in I-80 fatal rollover near Kingvale

3:00 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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KINGVALE, CA - A man was killed Monday morning when his Dodge Ram pick-up truck overturned and went down an embankment near the eastbound Kingvale offramp on Interstate 80.

According to California Highway Patrol reports, the 44-year-old driver, identifed as Edwin Schuler, was driving east of Kingvale around 8 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of the truck and veered left onto the median shoulder. He abruptly overcorrected to the right, causing the pick-up to fishtail first right then left, before rolling over down the median embankment. The truck cab was crushed.

Truckee fire responders arrived at approximately 8:22 a.m. and pronounced Schuler dead. 

Schuler was from Modesto.

The involved pick-up was a gold-colored, 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 model.

The CHP said the collision was still under investigation, but alcohol had been ruled out as a contributing factor.

Any witnesses were encouraged to contact the CHP in Truckee at (530) 582-7570.


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