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Five-car crash on I-80 at Greenback stalled rush-hour traffic for miles, CHP says

A screen shot of the Caltrans live traffic camera at I-80 at Riverside shows congestion caused by a five-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning.
A screen shot of the Caltrans live traffic camera at I-80 at Riverside shows congestion caused by a five-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning.

A five-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 80 caused a large traffic jam early Tuesday morning near Citrus Heights.

At about 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, a woman driving a Honda in the left lane of I-80 near the Greenback Lane exit suddenly veered to the right and struck a vehicle. The Honda overturned, eventually coming to rest in the center divider, California Highway Patrol Officer Amy Walker said.

The driver of the Honda was taken to an area hospital as a precaution, Walker said. Although three other cars were involved in the crash, no one suffered life-threatening injuries.

The crash initially blocked the two left lanes, Caltrans tweeted.

As of 7:30 a.m., all lanes had been cleared, Walker said, but the collision stalled westbound traffic in the surrounding area for miles along I-80.

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