Big Rig Involved in Fiery Multi-Vehicle Crash on 405 Freeway near Highway 55 in Costa Mesa
COSTA MESA, CA (August 6, 2022) – A big rig exploded in a multi-vehicle crash on 405 Freeway near the Highway 55 junction on August 3.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred near Red Hill Avenue around 12:28 PM.
Based on reports, the truck collided with three vehicles in the lanes. Subsequently, reports notified CHP officers that it overturned. Then, several vehicles, including the semi-truck, caught on fire and exploded on the freeway.
As a result, at least four people suffered injuries in the crash. Also, the fiery incident prompted authorities to issue a SigAlert to shut down several lanes of the freeway, causing severe traffic jams.
At this point, an investigation into the case is ongoing. Also, no other details are available.
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