Big Rig Crash Causes Huge Backup on 5 Freeway in Downey

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Only one lane was open on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Downey Saturday morning after a big rig collided with a small pickup truck, authorities said.

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SB 5 Freeway Closed in Paramount (CHP)

The big rig tipped over and landed on its side when the crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. near Paramount Blvd.

No one was seriously injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The freeway lanes were closed for several hours, but have since reopened.

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