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Deadly crash disrupts southbound Grapevine traffic

At least one person died after two big rigs collided on the southbound 5 Freeway mountain pass between Bakersfield and Santa Clarita on Tuesday morning.

The crash left both trucks engulfed in flames on the side of the road just after 6 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

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The southbound 5 is the main pass for truck drivers from the San Joaquin Valley heading into Southern California.

After the accident, authorities closed all southbound lanes of the freeway for about an hour before opening one lane to traffic. Northbound traffic was not affected.

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