Car hauler falls down embankment, prompts Sig Alert for several hours

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A big rig car hauler overturned and tumbled down an embankment off the northbound 14 freeway at Escondido Canyon Road early Tuesday morning.

The crash occurred at 4:15 a.m. when the big rig crashed and fell down the embankment and tossed several cars off of the carrier, according to officials with the California Highway Patrol.

A Sig Alert was issued for the area at 6:30 a.m., impacting and slowing traffic on the northbound 14 freeway until Agua Dulce Canyon Road.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson, the Sig Alert will remain in effect until 3 p.m. this afternoon as crews repair the freeway’s damaged guardrail.

The reasons for the crash are still under investigation.  No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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