Driver of overturned garbage truck vanishes from East Bay freeway

Bay Area

FREMONT, Calif. (KRON) — A dump truck overturned and spilled garbage on a freeway off-ramp early Thursday morning

The accident happened on southbound I-880 at the Warren Ave exit in Fremont.

Drivers should take an alternate exit, but should have no issue driving on the freeway.

Police told KRON4 that when they arrived, there was no driver to be seen. The driver’s seat was empty. The truck appears to be from a private company.

By 7 a.m., crews had changed tactics to get the spill cleaned up more quickly. They began trying to remove the leftover garbage from the truck and bulldoze it into other trucks.

Then, they plan to upright the empty truck and get it towed out of the way.

Officials say the exit could be closed for several hours.

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