Breaking News!!: Rialto, CA: Multiple fatalities in crash and fire closes both directions of Interstate 10.
Both directions of Interstate 10 at Riverside Avenue in Rialto, California in closed due to a multiple fatal crash and fire.
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According to the California Highway Patrol, shortly before 1:00pm PT, a concrete pumping truck traveling west in the third lane on the Interstate 10 crossed over onto eastbound lanes, taking out a guardrail, crashes head on with multiple vehicles, and caught fire near Riverside Avenue.
Firefighters from Rialto Fire Department and Colton Fire Department responded to the crash.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 5 people have been confirmed killed in a crash.
Eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 would be closed for 8 to 10 hours, while westbound lanes were expected to be closed for at least 3 hours.
Traffic was backed up for several miles shortly and motorists are being told to use Interstate 210 or State Route 60 are a detour.
ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the crash.
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