Multi-vehicle crash involving big rig carrying lettuce shuts down southbound 5 Freeway in Castaic

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Monday, December 21, 2020

CASTAIC, Calif. (KABC) -- A multi-vehicle crash involving a big rig Monday morning prompted the closure of all southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Castaic.

The crash was reported at 6:20 a.m. near Templin Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A photo from the scene, tweeted by Caltrans, showed at least two cars that crashed into the overturned big rig carrying lettuce. No injuries were immediately reported.

All southbound traffic was being diverted to the eastbound 138 Freeway but all lanes were reopened for drivers shortly before 11:30 a.m.