Big Rig Collision with Freeway Wall Leads to Spill, Transition Road Closure

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A semi-truck collided with a freeway wall and led to the spilling of about 3,000 gallons of antifreeze on a freeway near Dodger Stadium, prompting the closure of a transition road, authorities said today.

The crash occurred about 4:35 p.m. Monday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway near the southbound Arroyo Seco (110) Parkway, the California Highway Patrol reported.

According to CHP Officer Austin Heredia, Juan Aguilar, 64, was driving a 2009 Freightliner semi-truck when he made an unsafe turning movement to the right and collided with the right side of the freeway's concrete wall, causing Aguilar to lose control of the tanker, which overturned.

In addition to the 3,000 gallons of antifreeze, 2,700 gallons of used oil was spilled, resulting in the closure of the transition road from the 5 Freeway to Arroyo Seco Parkway as Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters worked to contain and clean the spill, Heredia said.

The transition road was reopened about 7 a.m. Tuesday, the CHP reported.

In addition to LAPD's Hazmat Unit, the California Department of Transportation and the cleanup crew Ocean Blue assisted at the scene.

The collision remains under investigation and anyone with information about it is asked to contact Heredia at 213-744-2331.

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