One person has died in a collision involving a big-rig and a car on Interstate 5 near Lambert Road in Elk Grove, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday when a big rig southbound on I-5 collided with a car and caught fire.
Officer Michael Bradley, a CHP spokesman, said a person in the car died.
According to the CHP’s traffic incident website, the big rig crossed from the southbound side of the freeway into the northbound lanes.
While one lane of traffic was open for the morning commute, the second lane was closed until shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday to unload the rig and clean up the area. All lanes are now open.