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Slick I-5 sends truck careening down embankment

Posted: 6:22 AM, Jan 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-05 16:05:46Z
CHULA VISTA – A driver walked away without serious injury after he lost control of his truck on a slippery Interstate 5 freeway in Chula Vista and went flying down an embankment early Tuesday morning.
 
The incident occurred on southbound I-5 near the J Street offramp at around 3:30 a.m. The driver told 10News he swerved to avoid a car that was hydroplaning alongside him when he lost control of his truck and rolled down an embankment and into a fence. The driver was not hurt. 
 
California Highway Patrol officers said the fence stopped the truck from rolling into a heavy flowing drainage ditch. 
 
CHP shut down the J Street onramp and one lane of traffic while a tow truck cleared the scene.