Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Traffic Crawling Near Williams After Fiery Crash Between Semi and Pickup

To the left is the smashed front of the semi behind a passing car and on the right, the crumpled Dodge Durango sits on the flatbed of a tow truck. [Photo provided by a reader]

About 6 this morning, a semi and a Dodge Durango collided at the Hwy 20 and I-5 interchange. Traffic on Hwy 20 is crawling through the town of Williams this morning after being detoured to avoid the accident scene.

According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, a semi and a Dodge Durango collided. The Durango caught on fire while the occupant was still inside. The driver was successfully extricated from the burning vehicle and taken away by ambulance. As of 8 a.m., the big rig is still blocking the eastbound lane.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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