Marysville man dies in accident hauling cement to dam
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.