18-wheeler semi-truck involved in fiery crash in Perris; 1 killed

Firefighters put out the flames caused by an 18-wheeler semi-truck crashing into another car on Friday, March 13, 2015.

One person was killed after an 18-wheeler semi-truck crashed into a smaller vehicle early Friday morning in Perris, leaking gallons of fuel and sparking a fire.

The collision was reported shortly before 5 a.m. at Mockingbird Canyon Road and El Sobrante Road. When firefighters arrived, the semi-truck was engulfed in flames.

About 40 to 50 gallons of fuel was leaked, fire officials said.

The road was expected to be shut down for about two hours.

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