Big Rig Rollover Causes Partial Bridge Collapse on 215 Freeway - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Big Rig Rollover Causes Partial Bridge Collapse on 215 Freeway

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Perris, CA -

(FOX 11 / CNS) A tractor-trailer on Interstate 215 crashed into a overpass under construction in Perris today, causing a bridge to partially collapse and closing the freeway.

The crash occurred about 10:05 a.m. south of Nuevo Road. No injuries were reported in the accident, which caused the big rig to overturn, Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman said.

Part of the bridge, which is in a construction zone, fell into northbound lanes, and both sides of the freeway were closed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities estimated the northbound lanes would be closed for 10 to 12 hours for cleanup. The southbound lanes were expected to open sooner, but no time frame was immediately given.

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