Big rig crash and fire snarls Vegas-bound I-15 traffic in Apple Valley

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A semi-trailer truck caught fire early Thursday on the northbound lanes of the 15 Freeway in Apple Valley after it was involved in a multi-vehicle accident.

The crash was reported shortly before 4 a.m. between Stoddard Wells Road and Dale Evans Parkway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Marcelo Llerena.

He said the semi-trailer truck struck a pickup truck pulling a trailer and caught fire. All drivers suffered minor injuries and were able to exit their vehicles.

All lanes were shut down around 6 a.m. and the right shoulder was later used to let traffic through, Llerena said. As of 7 a..m. the northbound lanes remained closed.


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