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Crash causes lane closures, diesel fuel spill on southbound I-5

Posted at 5:52 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 11:26:17-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash, just south of the Grapevine, on southbound I-5, that caused a diesel fuel spill onto the roadway, just before 5 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to the CHP'S Traffic Incident page, a vehicle attempted to pass a semi-truck, when it collided with possibly two semis.

At least 55 gallons of diesel fuel has spilled on and off the roadway, according to the page.

A road closure is expected for southbound I-5, lanes 2, 3 and 4, for a period of time, says CHP.