Crash leaves big-rig tipped over on 103 Freeway

An early-morning crash today left a big-rig on its side, shutting down the southbound lanes of the 103 Freeway at Pacific Coast Highway in West Long Beach.

Nobody was hurt in the crash, which happened around 4:20 a.m., according to the Long Beach Fire Department. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the wreck.

A truck that appeared to be carrying scrap rubber and metal was left on its side in the southbound lanes as crews were still trying to clear away the wreckage, around 7:30 a.m.

Crews clearing the cargo from a tipped-over truck. Photo by Jeremiah Dobruck.


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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.