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Three Vehicle Accident leads To Inferno On 101 Freeway In Ventura County

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:57pm

A three vehicle accident created an inferno on the 101 Freeway just outside of Ventura, leaving two people injured.

It happened just after noon today, on northbound 101 at the State Beaches offramp.

A car being driven by two tourists suddenly slowed, and was hit from behind by a big rig.

The big rig jackknifed, and a third vehicle hit the truck.

The semi, and third vehicle then caught on fire.

The northbound 101 was fully closed for about 15 minutes, and didn’t completely reopen until about two and a half hours later.

Two people suffered minor injuries.

The CHP is trying to determine why the accident happened.

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