SAN DIEGO – An overturned cement truck prompted authorities to temporarily shut down freeway lanes and a transition ramp near University City Tuesday, but no one was injured.
The driver of a large Peterbilt mixer truck lost control of the rig for unknown reasons on northbound Interstate 5 near state Route 52 around 4:45 a.m. The truck veered off the roadway, rolled and struck a tree, California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez said.
The crash resulted in the closure of the transition from westbound SR-52 to northbound Interstate 5 and two northbound freeway lanes in the area, but they have since been reopened, according to Caltrans.
A tow truck just lifted the cement truck... The barrel stuck to the tree @10News pic.twitter.com/0PE0DY3GGy
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The circumstances of the crash were not confirmed.