California Highway Patrol Officer Don Jones said the driver, Teddy Bevans, 59, was driving west on I-580 — about a quarter of a mile east of the Chrisman Road exit — just before noon when he began to drift across the lanes.
Witnesses told police that the tractor-trailer was driving in the right lane of the two-lane freeway when it crossed over the left lane and went into the grass median.
Jones said it appeared Bevans overcorrected as he tried to drive out of the median and back onto the freeway.
The tractor-trailer swerved toward the median again and rolled, landing on its left side, coming to rest on the left shoulder about five feet from the edge of the freeway.
Jones said no other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no other passengers were inside of the truck.
The truck’s load of food products — weighing about 20,000 pounds — did not spill out of the trailer during the accident.
Traffic on I-580 in both directions remained open to traffic.
Jones said Bevans was a California resident, and that he did not have a state-issued commercial truck license. However, he does have a CDL from Arizona, according to Jones.
Bevans was not charged with a crime at the scene, but the case is still under investigation and he could be charged at a later time. Possible charges could include driving without a valid commercial license, Jones said.
The crash occurred across from the Tracy Golf and Country Club, and golfers in their carts could be seen looking at the accident from a nearby fairway.
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