Logging truck crashes, log falls on vehicle on Interstate 5


A crash involving a logging truck is slowing traffic on southbound Interstate 5.

The crash happened just after 10 a.m. Tuesday about five miles north of Lakehead in the Vollmers area of Shasta County, about 37 miles north of Redding.

CHP said a logging truck overturned on the Gables overpass. The truck was eastbound when it tipped over on the overpass, and spilled its load of logs, sending logs crashing onto the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 below.

One log fell on the bed of a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup and a passenger suffered only minor injuries.

Southbound traffic is getting by the crash site on the shoulder and the slow lane.

Caltrans said southbound drivers should expect delays.as crews remove the spilled logs from Interstate 5.

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