Hay Truck crashes killing driver

A tragic accident has left the driver of semi truck dead. It happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 162 West of Covelo. California Highway Patrol reports says, A tractor trailer hauling hay entered into a
left hand turn in the roadway, plunged off the highway and overturned down an embankment. The driver, 60 year old John Amann was pronounced dead at the scene.
Little Lake Fire Department responded to the accident at the request of Covelo Fire Department. The Little Lake heavy rescue engine with five firefighters and the jaws of life were used to extricate the victim, after a tow truck arrived at the scene to stabilize the hay truck. Preliminary police reports indicate Amann was not wearing a seat belt and that drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor.