Video Report By Angelique Lizarde, Reporter - email
ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - Caltrans expects the roadways to be clear Tuesday morning after an overnight crash caused a local freeway to close temporarily.
State Route 78 was shut down after a work crew made a very costly mistake, setting off a chain reaction of damage and destruction.
It happened after 9 p.m. when a dump truck was traveling eastbound on the 78, west of Nordahl Road in Escondido.
The truck was one of several trucks dumping asphalt in the area. After dumping the asphalt, the truck driver continued eastbound with his bed still fully raised while traveling about 60 miles per hour.
The driver crashed into the Nordahl overpass. As a result of the crash, two other cars were involved in a separate accident.