One person was injured in a crash Sunday on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Santa Clarita involving a small passenger vehicle and a fuel tanker that spilled about 4,000 gallons of gasoline onto the highway, authorities said.
That injured person was taken to an area hospital, the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported.
The crash on the northbound freeway at Soledad Canyon Road occurred a little before 4 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.
The impact of the crash caused the car to overturn onto its roof and the tanker to block three lanes of the freeway.
A Sigalert was issued at 4:14 a.m. closing all northbound lanes for an unknown duration as well as the Sand Canyon Road on-ramp to the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway.
The CHP reported at 4:45 a.m. that an unknown amount of the fuel entered into the storm drain, later adding that the tanker had one double trailer, which overturned, and “the car unit is not driveable.”
At 5:32 a.m., the CHP reported that it “will be several hours before the tanker is able to be flipped back over and all the fuel is taken out.”
The Los Angeles County Fire Department reported that about 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled. The northbound freeway, north of Soledad Canyon Road, was expected to be closed for several hours to allow for recovery of the spilled fuel.
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