Flatbed truck flips in East County freeway crash

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LEMON GROVE, Calif. — A flatbed truck flipped on its side on the freeway in Lemon Grove late Thursday morning.

The truck was one of three vehicles involved in the crash around 10:30 a.m. on northbound State Route 125 near State Route 94.

A big rig and an Infiniti G35 sedan were also left in the roadway, with a tow truck moving the sedan out of traffic by about 11:15 a.m. The semi was moved to the shoulder a short time later. California Highway Patrol suspected the cause of the crash was an unsafe lane-change by the sedan, which triggered the pileup.

Only one lane was open in the area for about an hour and traffic was snarled back to Jamacha Road.

CHP consulted with Hazmat because five-gallon buckets of adhesive material were leaking onto the highway from the overturned flatbed, but officials determined there was no safety risk from the leak. Caltrans was called to clean up the material and the rest of the wreckage.

Officials did not  report any serious injuries.

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