Traffic Snarled after Beaumont Rollover Crash on 60 Freeway
BEAUMONT, CA (March 12, 2019) — A solo-vehicle rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer combo was reported near the Badlands on Tuesday, March 5.
Officers received reports of the crash just before 9 a.m. about a big-rig that rolled down an embankment along the eastbound side of 60 Freeway, west of Western Knolls Ave.
When officials arrived at the scene, they found a tractor-trailer combo that had left the roadway and then went down a steep embankment. The vehicle came to stop in a 20 to a 30-foot deep ravine. The big-rig then rolled over on its side and its trailer flipped upside down.
The truck’s driver and another man had managed to get out from the overturned truck before officials arrived. They were both later seen up and walking around while the CHP asked them questions.
An ambulance crew responded to the crash site and evaluated both occupants from the truck. Reports from the scene showed that both declined further treatment. It was not immediately known if the big-rig driver or his passenger sustained injuries in the incident.
During the investigation, CHP called for the temporary closure of parts of the freeway. They shut it down for several hours and it caused major traffic delays for morning commuters.
A wrecker worked to pull the damaged truck back into the embankment from the ravine. The truck, registered to JEC Transport out of San Bernardino, was later towed from the scene.
CHP is still investigating the reason behind the incident.
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