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5 Freeway crash: Propane tanker, 5 vehicles collide near San Clemente

An accident involving a propane tanker truck and five vehicles cause major delays on the southbound 5 near San Clemente on Friday, June 14, 2013.
June 14, 2013 12:32:05 AM PDT
An accident involving a propane tanker truck and five vehicles shut down lanes on the southbound 5 Freeway Friday morning near San Clemente.

Authorities say the crash happened just past Basilone Road just after 7 a.m. At one point, all southbound lanes were closed, backing up traffic for six miles.

It took crews more than three hours to clean up the mangled debris, CHP Officer Mike Martinez said

Three lanes have since reopened to traffic. No serious injuries were reported.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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