ELK GROVE (CBS13) – The latest on the crash on southbound Highway 99 near Elk Grove.
California Highway Patrol says the crash that clogged traffic from Elk Grove to Galt on Thursday morning was caused by a young woman driving an SUV who made an unsafe turn from the #1 lane to the #2 lane.
The woman’s SUV then crashed into the rear of a big rig, causing it to lose control and hit the guardrail.
The big rig blocked both lanes until around 5:15 a.m.
Crews had the road completely clear just after 11 a.m.
Both the woman and the driver of the big rig were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
A big rig crash on Highway 99 south of Elk Grove had traffic backed up for towards Galt Thursday morning.
The crash happened about 1.5 miles south of Elk Grove at Dillard Road. A big rig jackknifed and an SUV was also involved in the resulting crash.
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Two people were transported from the scene to the hospital.
As of 11:05 p.m., all roadways have been cleared.