Big-rig crash jams southbound I-5 in North County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. — A crash involving a big rig and a sedan on Interstate 5 just south of the San Diego-Orange county line snarled traffic Thursday and prompted authorities to issue a traffic alert.

The crash on the southbound freeway near the Cristianitos Road exit was reported to the California Highway Patrol shortly before 4:30 a.m. The truck hit the center divider, then the sedan, which somehow ended up underneath its empty 40-foot trailer.

One person was taken to a hospital, according to the CHP.

The crash blocked the southbound freeway, prompting a shutdown. Two lanes were later reopened.

Debris was also sent into northbound lanes, which were initially shut down but were later cleared, authorities said.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.