Crash involving two big rigs causes Sigalert on southbound 5

A crash involving two big rigs closed the two far right lanes of the southbound 5 freeway just before Roxford Street on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
A collision involving a flatbed truck and a semi-truck closed the two far lanes of the southbound 5 freeway just south of the eastbound 210 freeway for more than three hours Wednesday. The crash occurred at 12:26 p.m. along the southbound 5 freeway before the Roxford Street exit, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Josh Greengard.
A crash involving two big rigs closed the two far right lanes of the southbound 5 freeway just before Roxford Street on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
One of the trucks ended up down a dirt embankment off the side of the freeway and onto Sepulveda Boulevard. The red tanker truck went through a fence and came to a rest just east of the Los Angeles Aqueduct Filtration Plant, according to a reporter on the scene. The Los Angeles Fire Department transported one person with unknown injuries and Caltrans was on scene to sand down fuel spilled as a result of the crash.
Caltrans workers sand down a fuel spill on lanes of the southbound 5 freeway following a crash involving two big rigs just before Roxford Street on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Austin Dave/The Signal
CHP issued a Sigalert for the two far right lanes, the No. 4 and No.5 lanes, of the southbound 5 at 12:47 p.m. which continued until 3:45 p.m. The crash also backed up traffic coming from the Santa Clarita Valley to Lyons Avenue. ccox@signalscv.com 661-287-5575 On Twitter as @_ChristinaCox_

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Christina Cox

Christina Cox

Christina Cox is a multimedia journalist covering education, community and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in August 2016.