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Overturned Semi Snarls Traffic in Ventura During Afternoon Commute


The California Highway Patrol has released more information on a crash in Ventura County Wednesday afternoon involving an overturned white 2009 GMC 7500 tanker truck.

The crash occurred on southbound U.S. Highway 101 just north of state Route 126.

CHP says the driver of the semi, 42-year-old Piru resident Gabor Buday, veered to the right as he drove southbound on Highway 101, and lost control. The semi then rolled on its left side and blocked the No. 3 lane of Highway 101.

No one was injured in the crash.

The No. 2 and 3 lanes of southbound Highway 101 were shut down for about two hours while the tanker truck was recovered.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation by the CHP. Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this crash is asked to call the Ventura Area CHP Office at 805-477-4100.



The California Highway Patrol and emergency personnel are on scene of an overturned semitrailer on southbound U.S. Highway 101 just north of state Route 126.

The crash occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries have been reported.

At least one of the freeway lanes is blocked. Crews are working to remove large pieces of debris from the roadway.

The overturned tanker appears to be empty so no internal contents have spilled, according to the CHP’s incident traffic page.

Motorists should expect heavy traffic backup as far back as Solimar and Faria Beach.

No other details were immediately available.

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