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.
The accident occurred around 6 a.m. near Smokey Bear Road.READ MORE: Free Hollywood Bowl Event For Frontline Workers Marks First Concert Since November 2019
One of the big rigs engulfed in flames, which sparked a brush fire, officials said.No Injuries In 2 Shootings Reported Saturday Night On 91 Freeway, CHP Is Investigating
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: Arson Suspected In Pacific Palisades Brush Fire That Continues To Burn; Mandatory Evacuations Ordered
The cause of the collision was under investigation.