Three lanes of CA freeway open after fiery tanker crash

A tanker truck overturned and exploded on the 91 Freeway in Corona on Friday, shooting flames over 100 feet in the air.

May 29, 2010 5:08:43 AM PDT
Three eastbound lanes of Highway 91 in Riverside County have reopened after a gasoline tanker overturned and burst into flames. The freeway was shut down for several hours after the Friday morning collision. All westbound lanes reopened around 3 p.m. and three eastbound lanes reopened about 7 p.m.

The eastbound carpool lane and two other lanes will remain closed until Caltrans can inspect the pavement for damage and make repairs if needed.

The California Highway Patrol says the tanker, which was hauling a fuel trailer, collided with a car and crashed around 10:30 a.m. Friday on the freeway's eastbound lanes, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles.

There are no reports of serious injuries.


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