The Latest: California pass reopens after crash in fog
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a pileup on a highway in Southern California’s Cajon Pass (all times local):
The southbound lanes of Interstate 15 in Southern California’s Cajon (kuh-HOHN’) Pass have reopened after a pileup in fog that injured 17 people.
California Department of Transportation district spokeswoman Terri Kasinga says the interstate reopened shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday but conditions remain foggy.
As many as 20 vehicles collided around 11 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the high pass through mountains about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.
All but two of the injuries were considered minor.
Multiple vehicles have collided in dense fog on Interstate 15 in Cajon (kuh-HOHN’) Pass about 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Los Angeles and initial reports say at least 17 people have been hurt.
California Department of Transportation district spokeswoman Terri Kasinga says the number of vehicles in the pileup late Wednesday morning is unknown but may involve as many as 20.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department tweets that two patients were transported immediately and 15 others had minor injuries. Numerous drivers and vehicle occupants declined treatment.
The pass runs between the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains and rises to an elevation of nearly 3,800 feet (1,158 meters).
Southern California is experiencing a deep intrusion of marine air that has brought low clouds, fog and rain.