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UPDATE: Southbound I-5 at Lebec curve reopens following overturned big rig

A semi-truck hauling milk overturned on Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve Thursday morning.
A semi-truck hauling milk overturned on Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve Thursday morning.
A semi-truck hauling milk overturned on Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve Thursday morning.
A semi-truck hauling milk overturned on Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve Thursday morning.
A semi-truck hauling milk overturned on Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve Thursday morning.
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Posted at 4:08 AM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 13:45:33-04

(KERO) — (UPDATE 8:40 AM): All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at Lebec have reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.


(UPDATE 7:45 AM): A semi-truck hauling milk overturned on Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP said the driver of the semi had fallen asleep and driven into the center divider. At that point, the drive awoke and reacted, but overcorrected and rolled onto its side.

CHP said a Dodge pickup truck ended up underneath the truck.

The driver of the Dodge truck sustained major injuries. A passenger had moderate injuries.

The driver of semi was unharmed and cooperated with the investigation.


Southbound Interstate 5 at the Lebec curve is shut down for at least two hours due to an overturned big rig Thursday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol's incident page, a big rig overturned at about 3:45 a.m.

The CHP is reporting that all Southbound lanes of the I-5 will be shutdown "for approximately two hours."