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3 injured in truck collisions that partially closed California highway

California Highway Patrol said officers were working to remove a person trapped in one of the big rigs.

Posted: Jan 28, 2020 4:27 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2020 4:29 PM

EMIGRANT GAP, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three people have major injuries after several big rigs collided, leading to the closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 at Emigrant Gap.

California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Nave says officers are working to remove a person trapped in one of the big rigs.

Nave says the collisions happened Tuesday after the driver of a big rig heading west lost control, hit the center divider, flipped over and ended up on the eastbound fast lane. He says five other big rigs heading east then crashed against each other, blocking all eastbound lanes.

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