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: Injured Bear Who Escaped South Lake Tahoe Wildlife Rescue Found In Tree
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: Dixie Fire Now 6th Largest Wildfire In California History; Evacuation Warnings Issued In Lassen County
Traffic between Patterson and the Westley area is very slow going with the #2 lane remaining blocked as of 7 a.m.MORE NEWS: Officers Rescue Child In Fairfield After Alleged Parental Abduction In Sacramento
Drivers are being urged to use Highways 33 and 99 through the Central Valley for the time being.