On Monday, there was a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate Five in Carmel Valley. According to NBC San Diego News Channel Seven, the incident happened at about 1:40 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-5 near Carmel Valley Road. The truck driver reportedly felt a vibration in the truck’s tires before veering into crash barrels beside the roadway. The rig, that was carrying a load of oranges at the time of the crash, sustained considerable damage.
A portion of the roadway had to be closed as first responders and crews worked the scene. Fuel leaked on the scene and had to be cleaned up before the area could be reopened. As of 7:30 a.m., the southbound lanes had been cleared enough to allow morning-commuters through. There has been no word on the official cause of the truck crash, which could still be under investigation with law enforcement authorities.