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Big Rig Catches on Fire After Crash in Apple Valley

Posted by riversideaccidents - March 31, 2017 3:56 pm

A tractor trailer caught fire after colliding with a pickup truck towing a trailer this past Thursday on the 15 Freeway near Apple Valley. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened shortly before 4 a.m. at Dale Evans Parkway. The collision caused all northbound lanes to be closed for several hours.

Very few details regarding how the crash occurred were immediately available. All drivers involved reportedly sustained minor injuries but were able to exit their vehicles on their own. It is unclear at this time if anyone was hospitalized as a result of the accident.

An investigation is still ongoing in order to determine all the factors that were involved in the fiery crash. CHP Officer Marcelo Llerena stated that at this time they do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved. The identities of the drivers were not released. A Sig Alert was issued at 4:52 a.m. and northbound traffic was temporarily diverted at Highway 395 and back to the 15 via Highway 58. All lanes were reopened shortly before 10 a.m.

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