Big rig crash and fire snarls Vegas-bound I-15 traffic in Apple Valley

A semitrailer truck caught fire early Thursday on the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway near Apple Valley after it was involved in a multi-vehicle crash.

The collision was reported shortly before 4 a.m. between Stoddard Wells Road and Dale Evans Parkway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Marcelo Llerena.

He said the semi struck a pickup pulling a trailer and caught fire. All drivers suffered minor injuries and were able to exit their vehicles.

All lanes were closed around 6 a.m., and the right shoulder later was used to let traffic through, Llerena said. All northbound lanes were reopened at 8:30 a.m.


The crash remains under investigation by CHP.

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8:45 a.m.: This article was updated with information that the lanes had been reopened.

This article was originally published at 7:15 a.m.

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