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6-vehicle, major-injury crash on I-5 in Elk Grove stalls northbound traffic

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A multivehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Elk Grove brought freeway traffic to a crawl Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP responded to a collision involving six vehicles on northbound I-5 just north of Laguna Boulevard at about 7 a.m., according to CHP’s incident log.

The incident has been classified as a collision with major injuries. At least two patients required medical attention, but both were conscious when emergency personnel arrived, according to the CHP log. No other details on patients’ conditions were immediately available.

One vehicle was totaled, and at least two semi trucks were involved in the incident, according to the incident log. Crews worked to clean up about 30 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into the roadway, CHP said.

The left lane of northbound traffic was blocked for more than an hour, reopening around 8:10 a.m. Gridlock could be seen on Caltrans live traffic cameras during morning rush hour, with commuters backed up to at least Elk Grove Boulevard.

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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