Sunday , 23 October 2016
(photo contributed by Mike Sanchez via VVNG)

Multi-Vehicle Collision Causes I-15 Closure Near Baker

HALLORAN SUMMIT:( A major clean up is underway on the 15 freeway after a multi-vehicle collision shut down all lanes for several hours. At approximately 4:15 a.m., on Monday dispatch received several reports of a multi vehicle traffic collision involving an unknown number of vehicles on the southbound 15 freeway, just south of Halloran Springs Road.

(photo contributed by Mike Sanchez via VVNG)

Per CHP incident logs, a truck hauling tires overturned across all lanes of the freeway followed by a fire that fully engulfed the tractor-trailer.  When first responders arrived, all southbound lanes, which were blocked by the wreckage were closed to traffic. A hard closures was issued on the southbound side of the freeway to allow first responders to access the vehicles.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., tow trucks were called to the scene to assist in the clean up. No information has been released regarding any potentially injuries. AS of 10:00 a.m., the left lane has been re-opened allowing traffic to flow through.

At this time the exact cause of the accident is under investigation. More details will be posted as they become available.

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