Both Sides of Interstate 5 Freeway are Closed Down Due to Fatal 3-Car Accident
SAN CLEMENTE, California (March 20, 2014) – One person is dead in a fiery 3-car crash Thursday afternoon that closed down both sides of the Interstate 5 freeway just south of Avenida Presidio, according to a dispatch report by the California Highway Patrol.
About 12:57 p.m., CHP officials say the driver of a flatbed truck carrying wood hit two vehicles in the HOV and No. 1 lanes as well as the center divider. A brown pickup truck that was struck by the larger flatbed truck, was pushed over the center divider and it burst into flames, the CHP report said.
Paramedics responded to the crash, but one person died at the scene. Police issued a Sig Alert for the accident and temporarily closed down both sides of the freeway to traffic.
A police report is pending for this fatal crash.
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