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Fiery Crash Blocks 101 Freeway in Westlake Village

Big rigA big rig caught fire after crashing into the center divider on the southbound side of Ventura (101) Freeway at Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village, CA, at about 9 p.m. on June 29.

According to CHP Officer Monica Posada, “The big rig was eastbound with an empty trailer and prior to the collision was reported reckless…The driver drifted to the right shoulder and traveled left across all lanes colliding into the center divider. The driver exited the big rig and it caught fire from the spilled diesel.”

Debris from the crash hit a westbound vehicle on the freeway. It injured no one.

Police arrested the big rig’s driver on suspicion of driving under the influence.

All lanes of the freeway were closed after the accident; they were later re-opened for the traffic by 4 a.m. on Monday.