CHP issues SigAlert for big-rig crash

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Motorists traveling southbound on Interstate 5, south of Smokey Bear Road, were delayed Monday by a semi-truck crash prompting a SigAlert by CHP officers for an undetermined duration.

A driver of a milk tanker reportedly went over the side from the southbound lanes of the I-5 freeway around 10 a.m. Monday, according to the CHP.

Officer Moises Marroquin of the California Highway Patrol said the southbound No. 4 lane of the I-5 would be closed while crews worked to remove debris.

“We currently have a SigAlert for the No. 4 lane of that location for an unknown duration, and looks like they’re actually bringing in helicopter to transport the victim,” Marroquin said Monday morning.

One person had to be airlifted from the scene of the crash to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

Cheryl Sims, fire dispatch supervisor with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, said firefighters remained on the scene while the helicopter was en route.

All lanes of the I-5 southbound were temporarily shut down when Fire Department Copter 15 landed on the freeway to pick up the patient from the scene of the crash, according to officials.

No cause of the crash has been determined at the time of this report.

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