Big rig crashes on I-5 transition road

California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles County Fire Department respond to a big rig crash on the transition road between the eastbound Highway 126 and northbound Interstate 5 on July 30, 2022 Dan Watson / The Signal

A big rig crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday near Highway 126 and Interstate 5 interchange, according to Melanie Flores, supervising fire dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.  

Flores also said the 18-wheeler was carrying a shipping container and no injuries were reported.  

On the scene, it appears the crash occurred on the transition road between the eastbound 126 and northbound I-5, and the trailer apparently slipped off the rig. Initial reports indicated there was a leak of diesel fuel, and possibly a fire, but at the scene firefighters said there was no fire. Some diesel did spill, but it was estimated to be less than 10 gallons. The Health Hazardous Materials unit was there to clean up the scene.     

Officer Moises Marroquin, with the California Highway Patrol, said that although there wasn’t a SIG alert issued, the transition road from the eastbound 126 to the northbound I-5 is closed as of the publication of this story.  

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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