The California Highway Patrol shut down the eastbound Pomona (60) Freeway east of San Gabriel in Rosemead Monday morning after a pickup truck overturned, leaving a trail of debris that triggered other collisions, authorities said.
The accident was reported at 2:20 a.m., said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. Multiple collisions were caused by what was described as 150 yards of debris, he said.
The overturned vehicle was an 1980s model Ford pickup truck filled with cargo that scattered on the freeway when the truck overturned, a news videographer reported from the scene.
All of the eastbound Pomona Freeway lanes were shut down at San Gabriel Boulevard until Caltrans could clean up the debris, Villalobos said.
The CHP had motorists detour off the freeway at San Gabriel Boulevard and get back on at Rosemead Boulevard.
Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics sent to the scene did not report back any injuries, said Dispatch Supervisor Kyle Sanford.
—City News Service