A Cal Fire truck on a rural highway. Courtesy Cal Fire

A woman driving a tractor carrying a water tank died Saturday in a crash on State Route 94 in Campo, Cal Fire San Diego said.

The crash happened at 12:06 p.m. Saturday when a tractor with a water tank was reported on its side in the right shoulder of Route 94 west of Buckman Springs Road with no other vehicles involved, according to Thomas Shoots of Cal Fire San Diego.

Four fire engines and a rescue rig from Cal Fire arrived on the scene at 12:15 p.m. and about 20 firefighters tried to extricate the driver from where the cab had been smashed in, Shoots said. At about 1 p.m., the driver was pulled out of the cab, but was pronounced dead.

A helicopter landed in a nearby park in case it was needed to transport the victim.

Caltrans San Diego said all lanes of eastbound and westbound Route 94 were blocked and asked travelers to use an alternate route. The CHP said the freeway would probably be closed for a couple of hours while investigators look into the cause of the crash.

–City News Service

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