Big-Rig Crash Shuts Down 57 Freeway Lanes in Fullerton Area

A fiery big-rig crash blocked traffic on the 57 Freeway near the Imperial Highway in Fullerton early Tuesday.

A big rig overturned on the 57 Freeway in the Fullerton area on April 17, 2018. (Credit: Onscene.tv/KTLA)

A big rig overturned on the 57 Freeway near the Imperial Highway on April 17, 2018. (Credit: Onscene.tv/KTLA)

The truck was traveling on the southbound 57 when it overturned around 3:30 a.m., toppling over to the northbound lanes. No other vehicle was hit.

Video from the scene shows empty plastic bottles strewn all over the freeway and firefighters extinguishing flames. The fire was put out by 5 a.m.

The incident led to the full closure of the northbound lanes and the partial closure of the southbound lanes. At 10:20 a.m., Caltrans tweeted an image of crews repairing the center divider and noted that one southbound lane and two northbound lanes remained close.

CHP said it expected all lanes to reopen by 1 p.m.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.