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Crash involving 8 big rigs snarls traffic in Newhall Pass

October 23, 2012 |  5:20 am

PHOTOS: At least eight big rigs crash in Newhall Pass

An accident early Tuesday involving as many as eight big rigs and a spill of 400 gallons of diesel fuel led to a Sigalert on southbound 5 Freeway near Highway 14 in the Newhall Pass, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in a truck tunnel on the southbound 5, according to a CHP report. There was rain and slick roads in the area at the time of the accident and they may have may been a contributing factor, KTLA reported.

PHOTOS: At least eight big rigs crash in Newhall Pass

There was no word on any injuries, though at least one driver was trapped in his truck, officials said.

The truck route on the southbound 5 was closed, and several tow trucks were headed to the scene to help with the removal of the rigs involved, the CHP reported.


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Photo: At least eight big rigs collided in two separate crashes on the southbound 5 Freeway truck route connector from the southbound 14 Freeway in the Newhall Pass. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times