LANCASTER – The westbound Avenue H on-ramp to the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway was closed for more than four hours Wednesday, after a big rig overturned and scattered building materials across the roadway.
The incident happened around 1:50 p.m., according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The driver, 54-year-old Oscar Rico, was traveling about 30 mph in a tractor trailer hauling 72,000 pounds of building material, according to the CHP report.
Due to the vehicle’s speed, it was unable to negotiate the curved on-ramp and overturned, the report states.
The vehicle came to rest on its left side, blocking the on-ramp. Materials from the trailer spilled onto the on-ramp and into the No. 2 lane of the freeway.
Caltrans and the County Fire Department responded for cleanup.
The westbound Avenue H on-ramp to the 14 Freeway was closed along the No. 2 lane until about 6 p.m. to facilitate cleanup.
The driver walked away from the collision with just minor injuries. There were no other reported injuries, and no arrests were made.