TRACY (CBS13) – An accident involving two overturned trucks caused a major backup on Interstate 205 on Wednesday morning as commuters try and make their way into the Bay Area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident involving a cement truck and a semi truck happened just before 6 a.m. in the westbound direction of Interstate 205 just west of southbound Interstate 5 in Tracy.

CHP says the semi truck caused the crash when it tried to pass the cement truck and side-swiped it.

A crane attempts to remove an overturned cement truck on I-205 in Tracy. (credit: CBS)

The cement truck overturned and landed in the center divide. The semi, a moving truck loaded with 36,000 pounds of someone’s belongings, overturned and ended up on the right-hand side of the road blocking a lane.

Two lanes were open and cars were getting through, but traffic was still backed up for nearly 5 miles.

“This is one of our heavier commute areas, so yeah, the commute is a mess,” CHP Officer Juan Cruz said.

There were reports of minor injuries.

CHP says the furniture and belongings had to be off-loaded before the semi-truck could be towed off the roadway. Several U-hauls were brought in to load up the items.

Comments (3)
  1. Ginger Reese says:

    Truckers need to pay attention. They drive over the speed limit all the time. I was on a stretch of I5 north of Stockton going 70 mph for about 4 miles, when I slowed to exit 4 trucks passed me that I had passed in Stockton by Benjarmin Holt. They need to stay between 55 ^ 60 mph & no faster. I feel for the family that stuff got damaged.

  2. rmcsticks says:

    I know truckers have a job to do but if the companys knew how they drive they would fire them, I have wanted on more then one ocasion to drag one of them out of there truck and kick there a$$…. 40 % of truckers are on speed….

  3. Angela says:

    Those movers were nice and seemed very responsible, it is hard to believe it is their fault.

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