Jack-knifed big rig on I-15 Freeway wreaks havoc on evening commute

A jack-knifed big-rig on the northbound I-15 Freeway near SR 79 south has reportedly caused a major back up through the Temecula Valley.

Northbound traffic is backed up several miles, with evening commuters stuck in heavy congestion well past the Rainbow Valley Boulevard exit. Southbound traffic is backed up in the area as well, with commuters slowing to see the activity along the other side of the freeway.

CHP officials are on scene and working to clear the roadway and ease congestion through the area.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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