PYRAMID LAKE (CBSLA.com) — A portion of the southbound Interstate 5 was closed Tuesday after a collision involving two big rigs sparked a brush fire near Castaic.READ MORE: Davis' 28 Lead Kings To 2nd Straight Win Over Clippers
The accident occurred around 6 a.m. near Smokey Bear Road.
One of the big rigs engulfed in flames, which sparked a brush fire, officials said.Family Of 18-Year-Old Garret Hayward, Killed By Suspected DUI Driver, Hold Emotional Vigil
One driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition.
A SigAlert was issued shutting down all lanes south of Smokey Bear Road. One lane was reopened around 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
“We’re asking the motorists to take the alternative route, which is the 138 to the 14 until we can open up that freeway,” CHP Officer Kevin Tao said.MORE NEWS: In Wake Of Recent Crime Uptick, Beverly Hills Hires More Officers And Increases Patrols
The cause of the collision was under investigation.