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Wrong-Way Driver Involved In Fiery Crash On I-5 In Sacramento; DUI Suspected

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Lanes of southbound Interstate 5 at the Interstate 80 junction in Natomas were blocked after a wrong-way crash early Tuesday morning.

The crash happened around 1 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol. Officers say a driver was going the wrong way on I-5 when they crashed head-on into a big rig.

A fiery scene resulted, but the wrong-way driver only suffered minor injuries.

Officers suspect DUI was a factor in the crash.

Traffic was backed up along southbound I-5 between Del Paso Road and the I-80 junction.

All lanes were reopened by 8 a.m.

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