News Update!!: Rialto, CA: Both directions of Interstate 10 slowly reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people.
Both directions of Interstate 10 in Rialto, California are slowly being reopen following a fiery crash that killed 5 people on Friday, February 16th, 2018.
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The fiery crash occurred near Riverside Avenue shortly before 1:00pm PT.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a concrete pumping truck traveling westbound along Interstate 10 in the third lane crossed over onto eastbound lanes of Interstate 10, taking out a guardrail, and crashes head on into multiple vehicles, including a trash truck and a motorcycle.
Several of the vehicles were fully engulfed in flames, and some of the vehicles were underneath the concrete pumping truck.
Firefighters from Rialto Fire Department, Colton Fire Department, and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the fiery crash.
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According to the California Highway Patrol, 5 people have been confirmed killed in a crash, a drive was non life threatening injured and sent to a local hospital, and another driver walked away without injuries.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the driver crossed onto the eastbound side.
Both directions of Interstate 10 were closed for hours due to a fiery crash causing a big traffic jam that was backed up for several mile.
Through the afternoon and into the overnight hours, accident investigators investigate the fiery crash well tow crews and Caltrans crews work to remove the wreckage from the fiery crash and clean up any debris as well as make any repairs along both sides of Interstate 10.
As of 6:20am PT on Saturday, February 17th, 2018, the Caltrans District 8 said that 2 lanes of eastbound Interstate 10 at Riverside Avenue are open and the #3 and #4 lanes of westbound Interstate 10 are open.
The California Highway Patrol is asking anybody with dash cam video related to the fiery crash to please contact the California Highway Patrol Office in San Bernardino, California at: 1 (909) 383-4247.
ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the fiery crash.
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