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Two-vehicle crash stalls commuter traffic on southbound Capital City Freeway

Cap City Freeway crash: See the gridlock and the fire crew rescue

A collision on the Capital City Freeway has stalled southbound traffic Thursday morning, April 25, 2019, as two lanes were blocked at Exposition Boulevard while fire crews worked to extricate an occupant.
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A collision on the Capital City Freeway has stalled southbound traffic Thursday morning, April 25, 2019, as two lanes were blocked at Exposition Boulevard while fire crews worked to extricate an occupant.

A collision on the Capital City Freeway has stalled southbound traffic Thursday morning, as two lanes were blocked at Exposition Boulevard while fire crews worked to extricate an occupant.

The crash was reported about 6:20 a.m. and involved at least two vehicles, one of which ended up on its side just south of the Exposition Boulevard exit, according to California Highway Patrol activity logs and the Sacramento Fire Department.

The Fire Department said in a tweet that the collision involved “several” vehicles and that one person was trapped in the vehicle that ended up on its side.

Ambulances were dispatched to the scene and the right two lanes of southbound traffic were closed for extrication of the occupant. That person was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

All lanes were back open by 7:25 a.m., according to CHP.

Significant delays have been observed, as Caltrans live traffic cameras showed commuters slowed to a crawl as far north as the Fulton Avenue exit by 7 a.m.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.
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