CASTAIC (CBSLA) – A violent crash involving a semi-truck that was hauling lettuce shut down the southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway in Castaic Monday morning.

Dec. 21, 2020. (Caltrans)

The collision occurred on the southbound 5 Freeway just south of Templin Highway a little before 7:15 a.m.

A photo taken at the scene showed an SUV and a sedan which got wedged inside the trailer of the big-rig.

The extent of the injuries were unclear. The circumstances of the crash were also not confirmed.

The southbound 5 Freeway was shut down for several hours, according to Caltrans, with traffic being diverted to the eastbound 138 Freeway. Several lanes were reopened at around 11 a.m.