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Driver dies after vehicle hit by lumber truck on Highway 280 in Woodside

A Freeway Service Patrol driver died Tuesday afternoon in a crash on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office identified the driver on Wednesday as Mark Anthony Alarcon, a 61-year-old Dublin resident.

Someone called the CHP at 3:40 p.m. on June 23 to tell them about the crash between Farm Hill Boulevard and Edgewood Road, CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel said.

A lumber truck was traveling south when it left the road and crashed into the FSP truck and Alarcon. FSP drivers help motorists during commute hours by providing gas, for example, to motorists who run out. Services are paid for by the state of California.

The driver of the lumber truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with the crash investigation. Montiel said it does not appear that the driver of the lumber truck was impaired by a substance such as alcohol.

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Driver dies after vehicle hit by lumber truck on Highway 280 in Woodside

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A Freeway Service Patrol driver died Tuesday afternoon in a crash on southbound Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office identified the driver on Wednesday as Mark Anthony Alarcon, a 61-year-old Dublin resident.

Someone called the CHP at 3:40 p.m. on June 23 to tell them about the crash between Farm Hill Boulevard and Edgewood Road, CHP spokesman Officer Art Montiel said.

A lumber truck was traveling south when it left the road and crashed into the FSP truck and Alarcon. FSP drivers help motorists during commute hours by providing gas, for example, to motorists who run out. Services are paid for by the state of California.

The driver of the lumber truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with the crash investigation. Montiel said it does not appear that the driver of the lumber truck was impaired by a substance such as alcohol.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:43 am
resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:43 am

If the driver wasn't impaired, he or she surely was distracted to rear-end a parked tow truck.


Menlo Voter.
Menlo Park: other
on Jun 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Menlo Voter., Menlo Park: other
on Jun 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm

"If the driver wasn't impaired, he or she surely was distracted to rear-end a parked tow truck."

Or the truck had a mechanical problem.


resident
Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm
resident, Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

@Pat MyGroyn - a lumber truck is a commercial vehicle. I would be surprised if the driver did not have a commercial drivers license.


James Madison
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:33 pm
James Madison, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:33 pm

The lumber truck "left the road." What was the excuse for that?


pearl
another community
on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm
pearl, another community
on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:35 pm

This is the first time I've ever heard of the Freeway Service Patrol. Is this a new service to motorists driving on the freeway? Seems it would be a godsend if you were to run out of gas or have a flat tire while driving on the freeway.


pearl
another community
on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm
pearl, another community
on Jun 24, 2020 at 4:45 pm

An Internet search provides this interesting information about the Freeway Service Patrol:
Web Link


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