WESTLEY (CBS13) – A deadly multi-car crash has northbound Interstate 5 in Stanislaus County closed Tuesday morning.
The scene is near the Interstate 580 interchange, near the community of Westley.
California Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 4:30 a.m.
A total of six cars and two big rigs were involved in the crash. There have been multiple injuries, including a driver pinned inside one of the cars.
Authorities confirm at least one person has died in the crash.
CHP believes an earlier crash led up to the bigger crash. Traffic was stopped in the left lane and it appears one of the big rig drivers didn’t see traffic and plowed into six cars.
Several people also suffered major injuries in the crash but are expected to survive.
Authorities say the man killed was a 32-year-old from Turlock.
Officials have opened up the shoulder of the highway to allow traffic to move through the area. A lane should open up soon.
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