Crashed and burned Hwy 14 CA

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An explosive, fiery crash shut down Highway 14 for hours and sent a truck driver to the hospital Wednesday after his big rig, which was hauling several cars, reportedly collided with a parked Caltrans truck north of Sand Canyon Road, authorities said.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with undetermined injuries. The driver was conscious and moving after the crash, according to motorists stopped on the highway because of the wreck.

Two workers who were in the Caltrans truck that was stopped on the shoulder suffered minor injuries, a Caltrans supervisor said.

Clouds of thick black smoke billowing from the burning cab fanned out over all lanes of the highway, stopping traffic in both directions...................

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