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Crash Snarls Traffic On Southbound Highway 99 Near Fruitridge


A vehicle crash and fire snarled traffic on southbound Highway 99 near Fruitridge Road Tuesday afternoon. 

The crash was reported at about 2 p.m.  

According to the Sacramento Fire Department, two men escaped from their overturned pickup truck. Video footage shows the truck fully engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived at the scene. 

The men were taken to the hospital.

As of 3 p.m., three to four lanes have reopened, but crews will continue to clean up the area until about 4:30 p.m.

AMAZING ESCAPE: Two men were able to crawl to safety from the crushed cab of their upside-down pickup truck today as it and an attached trailer burned on Southbound 99 at Fruitridge. Sacramento Fire Department crews extinguished the blaze and transported both men to a local hospital. While barely visible at the beginning of the video, the truck at the end of the video shows just how narrow their escape was.

Posted by Sacramento Fire Department on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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