The California Highway Patrol (CHP) says that three children and two adults were killed in a fiery two vehicle collision on Tuesday night.
The crash occurred around 9:15 p.m. on December 5 in Fresno County, California.
CHP says that a pickup truck traveling northbound on I-5 crossed over into the southbound lanes and struck a semi truck head-on.
Both vehicles caught fire after the crash.
CHP says that five people inside the pickup were killed, including three children.
The semi truck driver suffered minor injuries.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. It isn’t yet clear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.
— Shayla Girardin ABC30 (@ShaylaABC30) January 6, 2021
Southbound I-5 remains closed as of Wednesday morning. Follow Caltrans District 6 on Twitter for the most up-to-date road closure information.
Interstate 5: Southbound Interstate 5 CLOSED 17 miles south of Merced/Fresno county line at Panoche Road due to traffic collision resulting in vehicle fire. No ETO pic.twitter.com/ZPgrqXUmtX
— Caltrans District 6 (@CaltransDist6) January 6, 2021