Semi-truck explodes on Highway 101 in SLO
October 9, 2014
A big rig carrying produce exploded on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo late Wednesday night slowing traffic for hours. [KEYT]
At about 11:30 p.m., a vehicle struck the semi truck on northbound Highway 101 near South Higuera Street. The big rig then caught on fire and exploded with flames shooting up to 40 feet in the air.
California Highway Patrol officials are unsure what caused the explosion. No injuries occurred as a result of the accident.
The demolished semi damaged a guardrail, and its remains were hanging on an overpass. The crash blocked all lanes of traffic.