Marysville Appeal-Democrat

Marysville man dies in accident hauling cement to dam

- By Joshua Gutierrez jgutierrez@appealdemo­crat.com

The Marysville man who died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday was hauling cement to the Oroville Dam site.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office identified Peter Anderson, 51, of Marysville as the driver.

At 7:18 a.m. deputies with the sheriff’s office responded to the single-vehicle crash on Highway 70 north of Power House Hill Road. The vehicle was a cement truck owned by Mathew’s Readymix, a Ready Mix concrete supplier based in Yuba City.

According to a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s Oroville office, the vehicle was heading north at 55 mph when it experience­d rapid tire deflation. The truck proceeded to veer right, but because of the size of its load, flipped on its left side. The concreteca­rrying drum separated from the vehicle as the truck continued to rotate until it came to rest on its roof.

The sheriff’s office pronounced Anderson dead on arrival.

Safety constraint­s were used properly and no drugs or alcohol were suspected, said the CHP spokesman.

(An earlier report was that the accident happened at the dam site; it was confirmed that Anderson was en route to the site.) Marysville office, 1530 Ellis Lake Drive Business hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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