Big rig crash causes lane closures on I-805

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A big-rig crash shut down lanes of Interstate 805, as well as an on-ramp to the freeway in Chula Vista Saturday morning.

The crash happened shortly after 5 a.m. on northbound I-805 near Telegraph Canyon Road, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. A big rig reportedly overturned into a ditch off the freeway.

The two right lanes of the freeway and the on-ramp to northbound I-805 from Telegraph Canyon Road were still shut down as of about 10:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

There was an earlier crash involving a big rig in the same area, but the second crash caused the lane closures.

Chula Vista Deputy Fire Chief Harry Muns said no serious injuries were reported in either crash.  However, a Chula Vista Fire Engine lost control on the wet road.

“During one of the accidents Chula Vista Fire Department Engine number 52 was responding with Engine 54 on 805 southbound to provide a traffic block,” said Chula Vista Fire Battlion Chief Sean Lowery. “While trying to provide that traffic block they hydroplaned multiple times and ended up in to an accident into the center divide at 805 southbound and Sweetwater Road.”

A Chula Vista Fire Captain in that rig sustained injuries but is expected to be okay.  Chula Vista Battalion Chief Sean Lowery says the crashes are good reminders to everyone, with more rain expected this week to take it slow and easy when you get behind the wheel.

“The rest of the firefighters did not sustain any physical injuries but as you can imagine the entire crew is certainly shook up,” said Battalion Chief Lowery.

A few tenths of an inch of rain fell across San Diego County before dawn Saturday morning.

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