NB 14 Freeway Lanes Reopen Almost 13 Hours After Tanker Crashes in Santa Clarita Area, Spills Gasoline on Roadway

All lanes of  the northbound 14 Freeway in the Santa Clarita area reopened almost 13 hours after a double tanker collided with a sedan and spilled hundreds of gallons of gasoline, forcing the closure of all lanes early Sunday morning.

The driver of the passenger vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital, said Brian Stevens, an inspector with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The driver of the truck, which bears the Shell logo, was not hurt.

Earlier, the Fire Department said five people were evaluated at the scene but none were hospitalized.

The incident happened just before 4 a.m. north of Soledad Canyon Road.

One of the truck's two tankers overturned after the truck collided with a sedan, Stevens said. The tanker was filled to capacity at 4,500 gallons, and crews managed to siphon off 700 gallons while 3,800 gallons spilled onto the roadway, Stevens said.

As of 10 a.m., crews were still working on removing the tanker from the scene. The freeway will then have to be cleaned up, a process that could take hours, Stevens told KTLA.

Earlier, a white sedan with its front right exterior sheared off was seen on the freeway.

The Fire Department expects the northbound lanes to remain closed through at least 1 p.m. Traffic is being diverted at San Canyon Road.

One lane reopened at around 2:00 p.m. and the rest reopened almost three hours later, according to Caltrans.

The cause of the crash remains unclear.

KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

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