Big-rig spills clunkers onto Highway 4

August 26, 2009 6:13:33 PM PDT
A big-rig carrying at least 12 crushed cars overturned on westbound state Highway 4 this morning, spilling the vehicles onto the roadway and closing lanes for several hours, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The crash happened shortly after 4:40 a.m. on Highway 4 near the connector ramp to southbound state Highway 242, CHP Officer Jeff Serena said.

The big-rig driver was transporting the crushed cars to an auto recycling plant when he lost control and crashed, leaving the big-rig jackknifed, Serena said.

No one was injured, he said.

Cleanup crews were still at the scene at 9 a.m. removing some of the crushed vehicles, which have all been moved to the road's right shoulder.

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