Big rig hits minivan, spills fuel on I-805

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NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – A big rig struck the center divider and hit a minivan Monday morning on Interstate 805 in National City, spilling fuel and clogging traffic past state Route 54.

The non-injury crash happened shortly after 4:50 a.m. on northbound Interstate 805 north of Plaza Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A 911 caller reported that a big rig had hydroplaned and struck the center divide before hitting a minivan, the CHP reported. The semi truck ended up jackknifed, with its trailer blocking the right two lanes on the highway.

A SigAlert was issued around 5:05 a.m. by the CHP, which shut down the right three lanes near Plaza Boulevard, and a hazmat crew was called to the scene to clean up a fuel spill.

All lanes were reopened by 9:30 a.m.

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