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.
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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.