2 kids hurt in East County freeway crash

EL CAJON, Calif. — At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.

The crash was reported just before 12:20 p.m. on eastbound I-8 at its eastern interchange with El Cajon Boulevard.

A truck and a Lexus were involved in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. The truck also appeared to have struck a wall head- on.

One child had injuries that were described as “major,” a CHP incident log said. Another child was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital, and the extent of that child’s injuries was unclear.

The four right lanes were all blocked for a time after the crash. All but two lanes were re-opened around 1 p.m., and all lanes were cleared by 1:30 p.m.