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Big rig crash slows commute on Interstate 15

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 20:51:03-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A big rig blew a tire and veered across all lanes of southbound Interstate 15 at Carmel Mountain Road Thursday afternoon, leading to a Sig Alert on the freeway.

The flatbed truck lost its front left tire about 2:20 p.m., the California Highway Patrol reported. The driver lost control and hit two cars before crashing into the center divider.

One of the cars hit an SUV, and was knocked over the freeway rail into the HOV lanes.

The CHP reported debris on the freeway from the crash, including fuel leaking from the truck.

One injured person was taken to Palomar Medical Center, City of San Diego officials reported. Another driver had minor injuries.

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The far left lane of I-15 and the right lane of the HOV section reopened at 5:45 p.m., according to the CHP.

Both north and southbound traffic slowed in both directions.

10News is monitoring breaking developments.