Photo: Tarmo Hannula

A Caltrans worker helps clean up after a big rig smashed into a guardrail Monday on Highway 129 in Aromas. California Highway Patrol officer Fred Smith said the rig, carrying food goods, was traveling east on Hwy 129 around 1:15pm when he veered to avoid colliding with a westbound motorist who drifted onto the double-yellow highway divide. As the big rig careened off the right shoulder east of Rogge Road it tore out 187 feet of guardrail, Smith said. No injuries were reported. Smith said that since a crane had to be called in to right the big rig, Hwy 129 would be closed down altogether for hours. No injuries were reported.

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Tarmo Hannula has been the lead photographer with The Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville since 1997. More recently Good Times & Press Banner. He also reports on a wide range of topics, including police, fire, environment, schools, the arts and events. A fifth generation Californian, Tarmo was born in the Mother Lode of the Sierra (Columbia) and has lived in Santa Cruz County since the late 1970s. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and has traveled to 33 countries.


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