A semi truck collided head-on with another vehicle Friday, leaving three people hospitalized and forcing the closure of state Route 94 in El Cajon for hours.
The westbound semi overturned in the crash, which occurred shortly before 10:30 a.m. at Marron Valley Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
One person with serious injuries was airlifted to Sharp Memorial Hospital, and two other less seriously injured patients were transported by ambulance, CHP Officer Robert Catano said.
Turning the semi upright proved to be challenging for responding personnel, he said. A forklift was eventually brought to the scene to clear the wreckage, Catano said.
The highway remained closed late this afternoon in both directions, backing up traffic for miles. Otay Lakes Road at Campo was also closed to traffic.
— City News Service
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