Publish Date: 2023/07/14
SAN DIEGO, CA — A rear-end collision Friday afternoon caused a semi-truck to overturn and spill oil onto Interstate 15 in San Diego’s Miramar area, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The rollover crash happened on the southbound side of I-15, north of Miramar Road. It was first reported to the CHP shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Officials say an 8-wheeler semi-truck hauling 55 gallon drums of oil was entering the the freeway when it was involved in a rear-end crash with a Honda Civic. It was not immediately clear which vehicle hit the other, but the semi rolled onto its side, spilling an unspecified amount of oil onto the roadway.
The CHP has not confirmed any major injuries at this time, but an ambulance and tow services were en route to the scene.
A SigAlert was enforced in the area and expected to stay in place for approximately the next two hours.
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