60 Freeway Reopens After Big Rig Crash, Fire In Ontario

ONTARIO (CBSLA.com) — A big rig caught fire early Wednesday morning following a collision involving two disabled car haulers on an Inland Empire freeway.

The crash and fire were reported around 1:30 a.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway, just before the Haven Avenue exit, in Ontario, the California Highway Patrol said.

According to officials, the truck was traveling in the number four lane when it swiped the car haulers that were stopped on the right shoulder.

The crash caused the big rig’s gas tank to burst, resulting in an 80-gallon fuel spill and fire.

Two minor injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but the CHP has ruled out DUI.

The freeway was shut down as crews cleaned up the accident. All lanes were reopened just before 6:30 a.m.

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