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CHP Responds to Chain-Reaction Crash on I-5

California Highway Patrol is responding to three separate collisions involving 3 vehicles on I-5 Wednesday morning.

Posted: Nov 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Updated: Nov 21, 2018 1:10 PM

UPDATE 12:46 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 - CHP has updated information the chain-reaction crash off if I-5 Wednesday morning. 

One lane has now been opened southbound on I-5 at Slate Creek Road. 

They issued a correction, stating that the incident Wednesday morning involved three vehicles. 

A vehicle drove into an embankment at the Slate Creek Road exit. A tow truck arrived on scene as well as a Cal Trans vehicle to moderate traffic. A big rig carrying Christmas trees took the turn near the incident too quickly and crashed into the Cal Trans vehicle, puncturing the diesel saddlebag on the big rig. 

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LA MOINE, Calif. - California Highway Patrol is responding to three separate collisions involving five vehicles on I-5 Wednesday morning. 

According to Jason Schallow of Mount Shasta CHP, the incident occurred around 9:51 a.m. a vehicle crashed into an embankment near the Slate Creek Road exit on I-5, north of Lakehead.  

A tow truck was then at the scene loaded the vehicle when a big rig crashed into the truck, puncturing its diesel saddlebag. 

The collision caused the valve to break off of the saddlebag, which spilled around 100-150 gallons of diesel fuel. 

Shortly after, a Cal Trans vehicle was then responding to the spill and collision, when it was hit by a big rig carrying Christmas trees. 

All southbound lanes of I-5 are closed at the Slate Creek Road exit, but one lane is expected to open soon. California Highway Patrol did not confirm any injuries due to the collisions. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more updates. 

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