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Southbound 5 Freeway closed by tanker-car collision

November 22, 2010 |  8:30 am

The southbound 5 Freeway was closed early Monday in Valencia when a tanker truck overturned after colliding with a car.

The two right lanes remained closed at about 8:15 a.m., but they were expected to open within an hour, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol.

The tanker, which was carrying butane gas, overturned after colliding with a Toyota Prius at about 3:03 a.m. near the McBean Parkway exit, Jacobs said.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries, officials said.

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5 Freeway reopened after tanker-car crash in Valencia

-- Stephen Ceasar

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