Tractor-trailer hauling oranges crashes near Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO -- A tractor-trailer hauling oranges crashed on a freeway transition in the Torrey Pines area early Tuesday, which prompted a closure that stretched into the morning commute.

The semi truck hit a barrier on the ramp from southbound Interstate 5 to Carmel Valley Road and state Route 56 around 2:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The trucker was not injured.

The transition was shut down so the load of oranges could be transferred to a second truck, according to CHP officials. A SigAlert was issued, but it was canceled when the roadway was cleared shortly after 8 a.m.