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GORMAN ( — At least one person was seriously injured Tuesday after a crash involving four big rigs prompted the closure of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway.

The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m., just north of State Route 138 in Kern County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

One truck was reportedly slowing down when it was rear-ended by another big rig, which caused a chain reaction, CHP said.

One of the drivers was airlifted to Henry Mayo Hospital with severe leg injuries.


Three of the trucks were carrying furniture, televisions and steel beams. Some debris scattered across the roadway.

A SigAlert was issued around 3 a.m. shutting down all northbound lanes. The number one and two lanes were reopened at 9:40 a.m.

Traffic was diverted to the 138.


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