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Amber Alert

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Accidents shut down I-40 this morning

NEWBERRY SPRINGS — Two collisions on Interstate 40 shut the freeway down in both directions this morning. Traffic is now moving in both directions again.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s Web site, one person was killed and others were possibly injured.

On the eastbound I-40, the CHP reported, one person died after an RV smashed into the side of a semi-truck near mile marker 27 and trapped the occupants of the RV. The collision closed down the eastbound lanes. The CHP requested the westbound lanes be closed as well.

On the westbound I-40, a multi-car pile up began near mile marker 27 when one tractor-trailer ran into another. According to the CHP Web site, approximately seven 18-wheelers and four to five vehicles are involved. The Web site stated that there are possible injuries from this collision.