Catapillar road grader overturns into New River

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(El Centro, CA) On Monday, September 25, shortly after 7 am, Jose M. Nava, 53 of Holtville, was driving a Caterpillar road grader on Clark Rd. southbound, south of Kubler Rd., descending towards the New River at approximately 30 MPH.

As the Caterpillar approached the New River, it veered to the left where it collided into the guard rail before overturning onto the New River.

The Caterpillar came to rest on its left side, halfway submerged into the New River. Mr. Nava suffered a laceration to his right leg and was transported to ECRMC by Gold Cross Ambulance.

Officer Miguel Lizarraga said this collision is currently under investigation.

Clark Rd. was closed for approximately several hours. Traffic was diverted from Highway 98 to Willoughby Rd.