STOCKTON - A three-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 Wednesday afternoon left one person dead and another severely injured.
The crash happened around 1 p.m. on the freeway near the Hammer Lane exit. Two big rigs and a tow truck were involved in the accident. Witnesses said the driver of the tow truck was not able to stop in time, colliding with a big rig in front of it. The second big rig crashed into the truck.
Paramedics on scene declared the passenger of the two truck dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital with major injuries. The drivers of the big rigs were not injured in the incident.
The crash shut down eastbound traffic on Interstate 5 for several hours.