A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A crash involving a vehicle and a big rig shut down several lanes of the San Diego (5) Freeway Thursday morning in San Clemente.

The collision was reported at 4:24 a.m. near the El Camino Real onramp, the California Highway Patrol reported.

One of the drivers was trapped and needed to be extricated from the wreckage, according to a CHP traffic log. Information about injuries was not immediately available.

The No. 1, 2 and 3 lanes of the southbound side were closed as well as the No. 1 and 2 lanes of the northbound side. Shortly before 7 a.m., the northbound lanes were reopened, but the three lanes on the southbound side remained closed.

—City News Service

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