Semi-truck explodes on Highway 101 in SLO

October 9, 2014

truck explodesA 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.



  1. indigo1955 says:

    And then, in 2014, other dangers related to GMO produce began to reveal themselves….

    (1) 13 Total Votes - 7 up - 6 down
    • SLOTECH90 says:

      Where did you learn your science? Bible School no doubt.

      (-5) 7 Total Votes - 1 up - 6 down
      • OnTheOtherHand says:

        Right question, probably wrong answer in this case.

        (2) 2 Total Votes - 2 up - 0 down
      • indigo1955 says:

        Look up the term ad hominem. It will help you learn not to attack people and that way you can at least appear to be educated. Are you referring to my biology major/microbiology minor or my master’s in psychology? By the way, I was raised a Buddhist. Funny how things really are-and how utterly ridiculous one can appear when attacking the person…and not the issue. There are other logical fallacies also. I would try slippery slope the next time. It might suit you better.

        It was a joke, by the way. On this site, joking will result in one being attacked and gutted. The vitriolic have no other outlet, rather than to lash out in bitterness.

        (-1) 1 Total Votes - 0 up - 1 down
  2. Jorge Estrada says:

    Unsure of what caused the explosion/fire? Looks very large for a non-flammable payload.

    (6) 8 Total Votes - 7 up - 1 down

Comments are closed.