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Big rig hits center divide, minivan on I-805 in National City

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 13:42:23-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (CNS) - A big rig struck the center divide and a hit a minivan Monday morning on Interstate 805 in National City, spilling fuel and clogging traffic past state Route 54.

The crash happened shortly after 4:50 a.m. on northbound Interstate 805 north of Plaza Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 911 caller reported that a big rig had hydroplaned and struck the center divide before hitting a minivan, the CHP reported. The semi truck ended up jack-knifed with its trailer blocking the right two lanes on the highway.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the crash.

A SigAlert was issued around 5:05 a.m. by the CHP, which shut down the right three lanes near Plaza Boulevard, and a hazmat crew was called to the scene to clean up a fuel spill.

All lanes were reopened by 9:30 a.m.