STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A deadly crash involving three big rigs has traffic severely backed up along Interstate 5 in Stanislaus County early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened just after 1 a.m. along the northbound side of the freeway near Howard Road.READ MORE: Sheriff: Modesto Mother, 32, Led Deputies On Short Chase With 2-Year-Old Daughter In Van
Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but at least three big rigs were involved. One of the big rig drivers was ejected in the crash and pronounced dead at the scene, California Highway Patrol says.READ MORE: Stockton Shooting Victim Speaks After Returning Home From Hospital
Traffic between Patterson and the Westley area is very slow going with the #2 lane remaining blocked as of 7 a.m.MORE NEWS: Cold War-Era Relic Responsible For Loud Siren In East Sacramento Monday Night
Drivers are being urged to use Highways 33 and 99 through the Central Valley for the time being.