CHP cruiser
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Courtesy CHP

One person suffered major injuries Wednesday when an SUV crashed into the rear of a semi truck hauling a trailer on Interstate 15 in the northern reaches of San Diego County, authorities said.

It happened around 6:20 a.m. on I-15 north south of Rainbow Valley Boulevard, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said.

North County Fire Protection District firefighters arrived at the crash and extricated one person who was trapped in a Dodge SUV that struck the back of the semi truck’s trailer, NCFPD spokesman John Choi said.

Four patients, all from the Dodge SUV, were transported to Palomar Hospital, Choi said, adding that one person suffered major injuries while the rest had minor injuries.

CHP officers were investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

–City News Service