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CHP issues runaway ramp reminder following I-5 crash


The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that a truck driver survived a single-vehicle crash that left the roadway littered in spilled cargo on Monday afternoon.

According to CHP’s Fort Tejon – Grapevine division, the crash occurred around 3 p.m. on Monday on I-5 near Grapevine road in Fort Tejon.

CHP said that the semi truck crashed off the interstate and travelled about 100 feet down an embankment, spilling around 1000 boxes of coffee creamer.

Troopers said that the truck driver survived with minor to moderate injuries.

CHP offered advice to drivers in the wake of the crash.

From CHP:

If you suspect any mechanical issues with your commercial vehicle there are commercial vehicle escape ramps on the east and west side of northbound I-5. The escape ramps are there for your safety. Also there have already been several crashes due to vehicles not slowing down or drivers not paying attention to the traffic caused by this crash. Please do your part by slowing down and paying attention to the traffic ahead. Don’t get distracted by the emergency personnel and cleanup crews. The slow lane will be closed for an unknown duration for cleanup and retrieval of the semi and trailer. Get to your destination and loved ones safe and sound. Let us post the pics.


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