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15 freeway shut down briefly for helicopter to land following crash in Cajon Pass

CAJON PASS, Calif. ( — A crash in the Cajon Pass prompted the California Highway Patrol to briefly close the I-15 freeway Tuesday morning.

It happened at about 4:02 am, on the northbound 15 freeway, just south of the top of the pass.

According to the CHP incident logs, a reporting party called dispatch and said they saw a vehicle’s lights going from side to side before the vehicle veered off to the left side of the freeway and down a ravine.

CHP Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle approximately 100 feet down a steep embankment with an injured male driver near the vehicle.

Firefighters responded to the scene and requested an airship to transport the male to a trauma center for a broken femur.

CHP started a traffic break at Highway 138 and allowed the airship to land on the freeway. The freeway was shut down for approximately 10 minutes.

At 7:41 am, Caltrans officials said the no.1 lane will remain blocked for an unknown duration.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by CHP.

Location of where the vehicle left the roadway on the northbound 15 freeway Tuesday morning.

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