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60-vehicle pileup on I-5Talk about a crash…

A massive 60-vehicle pileup on I-5 in the state of California has caused the interstate to be closed.

It is thought that patches of ice on the freeway led to the accident, which injured 7 people, according to CapitalBay.com.

The mega-pileup took place on a two-mile stretch of Interstate-5 between Yreka and Hornbrook, just south of the border with Oregon, according to Cal Fire.

The accident was touched off after a tractor trailer hit a concrete wall after it lost control going over a patch of black ice.

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“It’s about one mile’s worth of damaged vehicles on I-5,” said Suzi Brady, information officer for the Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit.

She added that the cars all sustained varying degrees of damage, and 30 of them had to be towed away, according to Redding.com.

A bus transported motorists to a shelter that had been established at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds in Yreka, said Eric Kiltz, a Red Cross emergency services coordinator.

“A multicar accident north of Yreka has left dozens of motorists stranded,” he said. “As of 9:30 Tuesday night, nine people had arrived on a bus with more expected to arrive throughout the evening.”

See more on the massive crash in the video below, after the jump.

60-vehicle pileup on I-5 video

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