A big rig collided with several cars Tuesday morning closing all southbound lanes of Antelope Valley (14) Freeway.
A truck towing two trailers of sand or dirt collided with multiple passenger cars causing the cars to pile on top of each other in the roadway.
The crash occurred in the Agua Dulce area south of the Escondido Canyon Road exit.
The California Highway Patrol’s traffic website stated that 25 tons of sand were involved, and that passengers were trapped in their vehicles. The vehicles were severely damaged and crushed.
Officials on scene said that the big rig was going too fast while traveling around a curve. The truck was not far behind a CHP officer’s patrol car, which was attempting to slow traffic so that debris could be cleared from the roadway.