Interstate closed for fiery collision involving big rigs that claimed two lives

There is no estimated time for the interstate to reopen. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

Interstate closed for fiery collision involving big rigs that claimed two lives

California transportation officials are warning drivers to expect “significant” delays after a deadly series of crashes involving multiple semi trucks.

The crash occurred around 7:30 on morning of Thursday, May 23, on northbound I-5 near Stockton, California, according to Caltrans.

All lanes of northbound I-5 north of Eight Mile Rd will be closed for several hours for this active collision investigation involving multiple vehicles and fatalities. More details to follow…..

Posted by CHP – Stockton on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Officials say that an initial crash involved a semi truck rollover, but that this led to a secondary crash during which a semi truck collided with several other vehicles and caught fire.

Police say that five semi trucks and several cars were involved in the crashes.

At least two people died in the crashes. It isn’t yet clear how many people if any were hurt.

Caltrans says that northbound I-5 is closed from Eight Mile Road to SR-12. The interstate is expected to remain shut down for several hours.

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY: NB I-5 CLOSED FROM EIGHT MILE ROAD TO SR-12 DUE TO SERIES OF COLLISIONS. NO EESTIMATED TIME OF…

Posted by Caltrans, District 10 on Thursday, May 23, 2019

The incident is still under investigation.