PERRIS (CBSLA.com) — At least eight vehicles were involved in a crash that closed the 215 Freeway in both directions near Fourth Street in Perris on Saturday evening, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol said the crash was reported at 5:07 p.m., and occurred on the southbound side of the freeway.READ MORE: Captain Of San Diego Smuggling Boat Wreck Faces Federal Charges
Six people suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment, according to Melody Hendrickson of the Riverside County Fire Department.
Hendrickson told City News Service that some of the vehicles in the crash caught fire.READ MORE: Authorities Release Video Of Dramatic Shootout In Perris That Left Suspect Dead, Deputy Injured
The entire freeway was closed for a time, according to the CHP, with the northbound lanes reopening first.
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