Pickup Truck Hauling Trailer Overturns on SR-78 in Escondido

A pickup truck towing a trailer filled with dirt overturned on State Route 78 in Escondido Tuesday morning, causing the temporary closure of a couple of lanes on the freeway.

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. at the transition ramp from eastbound SR-78 to southbound Interstate 15 and was caught on video by Caltrans cameras positioned in the area.

The driver of the truck was non-responsive at the scene, the California Highway Patrol said, and an ambulance was called. No one else was hurt.

The CHP issued a traffic alert for the area about 10 minutes later, as the crash and dirt from the trailer blocked two lanes.

No further details were immediately released.

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