CAJON PASS (CBSLA) — A big rig went over the side of an embankment Tuesday morning along the northbound 15 Freeway at State Route 138, briefly catching fire and igniting nearby brush.

The 5:30 a.m. crash happened when the semi struck debris from another semi and veered off to the right hand side and rolled off the road. The impact damaged 300 feet of  guardrail and sent the truck about 70 feet down the embankment, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck briefly caught fire and ignited the brush nearby, but firefighter quickly put the flames out.

A second crash followed close on the heels of the first, this one involving another semi and a blue Ford Fusion sedan in the same approximate area about an hour later, according to the CHP.

There were no reports of major injuries.

A hazmat team has been called out to clean up spilled fuel.

Traffic began moving again by early afternoon.


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