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Fiery Semi Truck Crash on Interstate 5, near Lebec, in Kern County

January 18, 2018- A fiery big rig crash happened near Lebec, on Thursday.  The Kern County tractor-trailer collision occurred on Interstate 5, at around 7:15 AM.

A semi truck carrying packages for Amazon, or a similar company, was traveling on southbound I-5.  The rig attempted to change lanes but saw a car in that lane at the last minute.


The driver overcorrected to avoid hitting the other vehicle and collided into the guardrail.  The impact of the crash caused the semi to overturn, and soon erupted into flames.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Please call if you would like us to investigate this accident. The event data recorders with the airbag modules may have recorded the vehicle speeds. And we can look into whether there was a semi truck malfunction.

Our firm is located in Visalia on Caldwell Ave., north of Kern County. Attorney John Rozier. 559-713-0159 or contact us online.