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State Route 18 Temporarily Closed Due to Overturned Semi

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif: (VVNG.com)- The California Highway patrol temporarily shut down state route 18 from Shamrock Road to Baldwin Lake due to an injury accident.

At about 9:06 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17th, a tractor-trailer carrying 20,000 lbs., of peaches, went over the side at mile marker 64.

Per CHP incident logs, the semi landed on its roof approximately 40 feet off the roadway.

CHP helicopter H-80 landed near the scene of the accident and the driver was airlifted with unknown injuries.

According to CHP officials, the driver of the semi lost his brakes causing the semi to overturn and leave the roadway.

State Route 18 was shut down shortly after 1:00 p.m. in both directions while the semi was pulled back onto the roadway.

Traffic in both directions was at a complete standstill for about 1 hour.

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